After The Flames
Workshop & Conference
April 1, 2019
Before After the Flames convenes, join Fire Adapted Colorado for a free session on Co-Existing with Wildfire. Presentation link
Welcome to the Workshop and Conference. Link to Video
Introduction by Carol Ekarius, Coalitions & Collaboratives, Inc.
Welcome by Chantal Unfug, Director, Colorado Department of Local Affairs
Navigating Recovery from the National Perspective – Join National, State leaders who are working in the post-fire landscape for real-world answers to your questions and discussion of what happens AFTER THE FLAMES. Link to Video
John Andrews – USDA NRCS
Tony Anderson – National Weather Service
Darryl Martinez – Bureau of Indian Affairs, BAER
Kevin Houck – Colorado Water Conservation Board
Steven Hardegen – FEMA
Susan Rich – State of New Mexico
Navigating Recovery from the Local and Non-profit Perspective – Join Local and Non-profit experts who are working in the post-fire landscape for real-world answers to your questions and discussion of what happens AFTER THE FLAMES. Link to Video
Mike McHugh – Aurora Water
Lori Hodges – Larimer County Emergency
Bob Roper – Consultant
Carlene Anders – Okangan County, WA
Nick Holloway – Missoula County, MT
Sue Piper – United Policyholders
United Policyholders Website
Engaging for the Future: Colorado Examples for Success
Rebecca Sumulski – Colorado Fire Adapted
Communities. Presentation link
Nancy Fishering – Colorado Forest and Water Alliance
Reception: Gather for networking and conversation.
James “Woody” Faircloth, with RV4CampFireFamily, will discuss his project providing housing for fire victims. Presentation link
April 2, 2019
Welcome and Keynote
Jim Hubbard, USDA Undersecretary for Natural Resources and Environment
The View From WashingtonReview of Post-Fire Challenges and Solutions. Link to Video
Funding Recovery. Link to Video
John Andrews – USDA NRCS. Presentation link
Steve Boand – CO Office of Emergency Management.
John Cleland – RenewWest, LLC. Presentation link
Rich Hansen – FEMA. Presentation link
1. Collaboration & Communication
Christopher Tarantino – Epicenter Media and Training.
Steven Sanchez – United States Forest Service.
Laura Myers – University of Alabama. Presentation link
Dave Jones – GeoCollaborate. Presentation link
2. Tools & Techniques for Risk Assessment
Bill Sjoberg, Katherine Rowden, Sam Batzli
NESDIS – JPSS. Presentation link
Luke Javernick – River Science, Seth Mason – Lotic
Hydrological. Presentation link
Katie Jagt – Colorado Water Conservation Board.
3. Invasive and Threatened & Endangered Species
Steven Sauer – Boulder County. Presentation link
Janelle Valladares – US Forest Service.
John Giordanengo – AloTerra Restoration Services.
Lou Ballard – US Fish and Wildlife Service.
4. Community Resilience. Link to Video
Garry Sanfacon – Boulder County. Presentation link
Theresa Springer – Coalition for the Upper South
Platte. Presentation link
Kurt Mackes – Colorado State Forest Service.
1. Tools & Techniques for Risk Assessment
Dennis Staley – United States Geological Survey.
Jeremy Arkin – University of British Columbia.
Joe Lange – Washington State NRCS.
Brett Gracely – Matrix Design Group.
2. Flood Mitigation & Erosion Control – implementing projects and what works
Paul Santi – Colorado School of Mines.
Dana Butler – United States Forest Service.
Aaron Sutherlin – Matrix Design Group.
3. Infrastructure and Utilities
Mark Shea – Colorado Springs Utilities.
Christina Burri – Denver Water. Presentation link
Lesley Mace – Colorado Department of Transportation.
4. Pre-fire Planning for Post Fire Recovery
Brad Piehl – JW Associates. Presentation link
Zander Evans – The Forest Guild. Presentation link
Tammi Renninger – Elephant Fish. Presentation link
Jason Kean – USGS. Presentation link
Table Top Scenarios:
An interactive session on what happens from Day 1 to the first flood. Scenario link
OR Policy Discussions – Round table dialogue on policy recommendations.
April 3, 2019
Collaborative Approaches to Recovery – How communities and agencies are working collaboratively to address post-fire recovery options.
Travis Ball – Washington State Silver Jackets.
Cody Stropki – SWCA Environmental Consultants.
Paul Sclafani – US Army Corps of Engineers.
Table top sharing and learning. Scenario link
Fantastic failures and spectacular successes
Creative approaches to pay the local match
Post-fire realities: What to do today to be better prepared
What can we learn – top 3 lessons from each table.
Group review and closeout
Bus Tour of Restoration Sites. Presentation link