The Mid-Atlantic Fire Ecology and Management Workshop offered discussions on a range of topics relevant to the use of prescribed fire on the Mid-Atlantic Coastal Plain, including fire ecology and its impacts on plants, animals, and native communities, as well as the ins and outs of controlled burning and its use in our area.
Click on the links below to download the workshop presentations (all files PDF).
- Keynote: Fire on the Atlantic Coastal Plain - Dale Wade
- TNC Maryland Controlled Burn Program: Past, Present, and Why - Deborah Landau, TNC
- Fire Management Program Overview - Sam Lindblom, TNC
- Maryland Forest Service Prescribed Fire Program Overview - Chris Robertson, Maryland Forest Service
- Blackwater NWR: Challenges and Considerations of Burning the Marsh - Art Canterbury, USFWS, Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge
- Effects of Fire on Amphibians and Reptiles - Tami S. Ransom, Salisbury University
- Fire Adapted Plants and Plant Communities on the Delmarva Peninsula - William A. McAvoy, Delaware Division of Fish and Wildlife
- Role of Fire in Serpentine Savanna (Barrens) Restoration - Wayne Tyndall, Maryland DNR Natural Heritage Program
- The Intersection of Forest Management and Prescribed Fire - David Ray, TNC
- Smoke Management: Strategies and Technique - Sam Lindblom, TNC
- Overview of Fire Effects on Avian Communities: A Mid-Atlantic Coastal Plain Perspective - Ron Gutberlet, Salisbury University
60 participants attended the one-day workshop held at Salisbury University. Participants and presenters included controlled burn practitioners and advisors from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, the Virginia Department of Recreation and Conservation, the Delaware Natural Heritage Program, the US Fish and Wildlife Service, the Natural Resource Conservation Service, the Maryland Department of the Environment, Salisbury University, and staff from the Maryland/DC and Virginia chapters of The Nature Conservancy.
Download the workshop Agenda.