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SERPPAS Prescribed Fire Workshop

October 24, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - October 27, 2017 @ 12:00 pm

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The purpose of this workshop is to update the goals and activities
for the SERPPAS Comprehensive Prescribed Fire Strategy,
and identify priority actions or projects in which the
natural resource community should collaboratively
work to address prescribed fire needs in the Southern region.

Tuesday, October 24
6:00 pm Optional Evening Social – BBQ dinner provided, music and a short longleaf/fire program at a local landowner’s property.

Wednesday, October 25
8:00 am Optional Field Tour – Field tour will visit multiple longleaf sites on and off Ft. Bragg, including a longleaf restoration site and the oldest longleaf pine tree in NC. Boxed lunch provided.

Thursday, October 26

8:00 am Registration & Coffee

8:30 am Welcome Jenn Fawcett. Process Review and Introductions Nancy Walters

9:00 am Building the New Comprehensive Prescribed Fire Strategy Jenn Fawcett. Learn about what went in to the development of the updated strategy Gary Wood

9:30 am Refreshment Break

9:45 am Review & Evaluate the Draft Comprehensive Prescribed Fire Strategy. Review the goals and activities in the draft Strategy, getting feedback and suggested changes along the way. Key experts have been invited to inform the discussion on select goals:

  • Goal 1: Resources Tom Darden and Jon Scott
  • Goal 2: Communication & Education
  • Goal 3: Training
  • Goal 4: Liability Bill Cary
  • Goal 5: Public Lands
  • Goal 6: Smoke Impacts Rick Gillam
  • Goal 7: Tracking Systems David Godwin
  • Goal 8: Research Scott Goodrick

12:00 pm Lunch (provided)

1:00 pm Continue with Review and Evaluation of the Fire Strategy

4:30 pm Implementation Strategies for Must-Do Activities: Set-up Identify high priority activities and self-select into small groups to develop actions/projects to further those activities

5:00 pm Adjourn

Friday, October 27

8:00 am Networking & Coffee

8:30 am Develop Implementation Strategies for Selected Activities. In small groups, generate ideas for actions or projects that will further the activities identified in the strategy, along with specifics about who needs to be involved, resources needed, and a timeline

10:00 am Refreshment Break

10:15 am Widen the Discussion and Commit to Action. Use whole group engagement to add value and generate broad interest and commitment to the implementation strategies developed in small groups. Opportunities to support the projects will be included in the discussion.

11:30 am Next Steps. Develop plans and a timeline for completion of the Strategic and Implementation Plans

12:00 pm Adjourn

Sponsored by Southeast Regional Partnership for Planning and Sustainability (SERPPAS) with support by Southern Group of State Foresters, Sandhills Area Land Trust (SALT), and NCSU Extension Forestry.


October 24, 2017 @ 6:00 pm
October 27, 2017 @ 12:00 pm


Weymouth Woods Sandhills Nature Preserve
Southern Pines, NC


Jennifer Fawcett