The Fire is Out... What's Next?

After The Flames

Workshop & Conference


  • April 1, 2019
  • April 2, 2019
  • April 3, 2019

Time: 12:30 pm- 1:00 pm
Topic: Welcome
Description: Introduction to the conference
Style: Plenary

Time: 1:00 pm -2:45 pm
Topic: Navigating Recovery, the Federal and State Perspective.
Description: 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. Bring your questions for representatives of BAER, National Weather Service, and NRCS.
Style: Plenary Q&A

Time: 2:45 pm - 3:15 Break

Time: 3:15 pm -5:00 pm
Navigating Recovery, the Local and Nonprofit Perspective.
Join Local, and Community leaders who are working in the post-fire landscape for real-world answers to your questions and discussion of what happens AFTER THE FLAMES.  
Plenary Q&A

Time: 5:00 - 5:30
Topic: Engaging for the Future: Colorado Examples
Description: Fire Adapted Colorado and Colorado Forest and Water Alliance successes.

Time: 5:30 pm- 8:00 pm
Topic: Reception
Description: Gather for networking and conversation. Woody Fairchild, with RVs for Camp Fire, will discuss his project providing housing for fire victims.
Style: Appetizers & Drinks 

Time: 8:00 am- 8:15 am
Topic: Welcome
Description: Introduction to the day
Style: Plenary

Time: 8:15 am- 12:00 pm
Topic: Breakouts (Two sessions with break in-between)

  • Flood Mitigation and Erosion Control 
  • Infrastructure and Utilities
  • Invasive Species and Threatened and Endangered Species
  • Community resilience and preparation
  • Pre-fire planning for post-fire response
  • Tools and Techniques for post-fire risk assessment
  • Communication & Collaboration
    Style: Panel

Time: 12:00 pm- 1:30 pm
Topic: Keynote Speaker & Lunch
Description: Keynote – The View From Above – Review of Post-Fire Challenges and Solutions
Jim Hubbard – USDA Under Secretary for Natural Resources and Environment
Style: Lunch & Plenary

Time: 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Topic: Funding Recovery
Description: Where does the community find recovery funding? Who can apply? Who can help?
Style: Plenary 

Time: 2:30 - 2:45 pm Break

Time: 2:45 pm- 5:00 pm
Topic: Table Top exercise OR Policy Discussion (you choose)
Table top exercises  - Recovery from day 1 to day 21. What steps must be taken? Who will carry the load? Where can we find help?
Policy Discussions – How can agencies, government, and non-profits be efficient and timely in their response to communities?
Style: Interactive Scenario OR Dialogue

Time: Evening
Enjoy Denver!

Time: 8:00 am- 8:15
Welcome to the Day

Time: 8:15 am - 9:30 am
Topic: Collaborative Approaches to Recovery
Description: Discussion of how communities and agencies are working collaboratively to address post-fire recovery options
Style: Plenary

Time: 9:30 am - 9:45 Break

Time: 9:45 am- 11:00
Topic:  Table Discussions
Description: Fantastic Failures & Spectacular Successes: Sharing lessons from things that did and didn’t work
Style: Conversation

Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Topic: Group review and closeout
Description: Review group discussions
Style: Plenary

Time: 1:00 pm- 5:00 pm
Topic: Site Tour
Description: An Optional bus tour of successful, and some not-so-successful, post-fire reclamation sites. A chance to get a bit dusty and pull the workshop lessons together.
Style: Bus Tour to restoration sites

Time: 5:00 pm
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