Each year wilderness and conservation groups offer free webinars on contemporary topics in wilderness and wildlands stewardship. If your groups is offering a webinar relevant for this listing, please email Lisa Ronald. Below the list of upcoming webinars. Select webinar recordings are available.
May 12, 11am mountain time, An interactive discussion about the myriad of exciting bills and policy initiatives related to equity in outdoor recreation. Specifically we'll cover the Outdoor F.U.T.U.R.E Initiative; Parks, Jobs, and Equity Act; and Outdoor Recreation Legacy Partnership Program (ORLP).
May 19, 11am mountain time, With the passing of the Great American Outdoors Act in the 116th Congress, along came full and permanent funding of LWCF! We'll level set with a quick 101 of the program then shift focus primarily to the LWCF state & local assistance program - opportunities, SCORP planning, challenges in scaling to the new funding levels, prospective updates to this amazing program established in 1965.
May 19, noon mountain time (90 minutes), Participants learn the criteria used to determine whether a value qualifies as an outstandingly remarkable value (ORV) and how to document ORVs.
May 26, 11am mountain time, The Biden Administration has put forth a major, multi-trillion dollar infrastructure package. How can outdoor recreation be at the table? Where is the intersection with outdoor recreation within the various components of the package? We'll round up the outdoor recreation policy experts to help us break down the opportunities!
June 1 - September 1, In this recorded series, Dr. Matt Reeves - A Forest Service Research Ecologist specializing in remote sensing and ecological modeling - will analyze current rangeland fuel conditions across the west, with emphasis on emerging hotspots. New episodes will be posted on the first Monday of every month and more frequently as the summer progresses. Projections are based on Reeves' Fuelcasting system, a new program that provides projections of expected fuel conditions.
June 16, noon mountain time (90 minutes), This webinar covers the basis and rationale for addressing user capacities for WSRs, and outlines a recommended framework with steps for addressing user capacities.