Program and Presentations

After The Flames

Workshop & Conference
2019 Program


DAY 1
April 1, 2019

8:30
Before After the Flames convenes, join Fire Adapted Colorado for a free session on Co-Existing with Wildfire.   Presentation link

12:30
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

1:00
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

3:15
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
                                 Management
                                 Bob Roper – Consultant
                                 Carlene Anders – Okangan County, WA
                                 Nick Holloway – Missoula County, MT
                                 Sue Piper – United Policyholders
                                 United Policyholders Website

5:00
Engaging for the Future: Colorado Examples for Success
                                 Rebecca Sumulski – Colorado Fire Adapted
                                 Communities. Presentation link
                                 Nancy Fishering – Colorado Forest and Water Alliance

5:30
Reception: Gather for networking and conversation.
James “Woody” Faircloth, with RV4CampFireFamily, will discuss his project providing housing for fire victims. Presentation link 


DAY 2
April 2, 2019

8:00
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

9:15
Funding Recovery. Link to Video
                                 John Andrews – USDA NRCS. Presentation link
                                 Steve Boand – CO Office of Emergency Management.
                                 Presentation link
                                 John Cleland – RenewWest, LLC. Presentation link
                                 Rich Hansen – FEMA. Presentation link

10:30
Breakout Sessions
 1.  Collaboration & Communication
                                 Christopher Tarantino – Epicenter Media and Training.
                                 Presentation link
                                 Steven Sanchez – United States Forest Service.
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                                 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.
                                 Presentation link
3.  Invasive and Threatened & Endangered Species
                                 Steven Sauer – Boulder County. Presentation link
                                 Janelle Valladares – US Forest Service.
                                 Presentation link
                                 John Giordanengo – AloTerra Restoration Services.
                                 Presentation link
                                 Lou Ballard – US Fish and Wildlife Service.
                                 Presentation link
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.
                                 Presentation link

1:00
Breakout Sessions
1.  Tools & Techniques for Risk Assessment
                                 Dennis Staley – United States Geological Survey.
                                 Presentation link
                                 Jeremy Arkin – University of British Columbia.
                                 Presentation link
                                 Joe Lange – Washington State NRCS.
                                 Presentation link
                                 Brett Gracely – Matrix Design Group.
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2.  Flood Mitigation & Erosion Control – implementing projects and what works
                                 Paul Santi – Colorado School of Mines.
                                 Presentation link
                                 Dana Butler – United States Forest Service.
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                                 Aaron Sutherlin – Matrix Design Group.
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3.  Infrastructure and Utilities
                                 Mark Shea – Colorado Springs Utilities.
                                 Presentation link
                                 Christina Burri – Denver Water. Presentation link
                                 Lesley Mace – Colorado Department of Transportation.
                                 Presentation link
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

3:00
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.


DAY 3
April 3, 2019

8:15
Collaborative Approaches to Recovery – How communities and agencies are working collaboratively to address post-fire recovery options.
                                 Travis Ball – Washington State Silver Jackets.
                                 Presentation link
                                 Cody Stropki – SWCA Environmental Consultants.
                                 Presentation link
                                 Paul Sclafani – US Army Corps of Engineers.
                                 Presentation link

9:45
Break-through Conversations:
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

11:00
What can we learn – top 3 lessons from each table.
Group review and closeout

12:30
Bus Tour of Restoration Sites. Presentation link