Maryland Fire Learning Network Resources



Photo ©  Ed Thompson

2018 Potomac Headwaters Fire Learning Network Workshop

Catoctin National Park, MD

Partners from 15 different agencies attended the 2018 Potomac Headwater Fire Learning Network workshop held at Catoctin National Park, where forests, land managers, scientists and many other shared knowledge and experiences to promote interagency cooperatin around controlled burns in the region.

2017 Potomac Headwaters Fire Learning Network Workshop

Frostburg, MD

60 participants attended the kick-off workshop for the Central Appalachian’s new Potomac Headwaters landscape in western Maryland and parts of West Virginia.  State, federal and academic partners from Maryland, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Virginia discussed the importance of fire in the region as it pertains to wildlife, resilience, and forest health.  The workshop included a visit to a fire scar study site, where trees recording wildfires from as far back as the 1800’s have been sampled and dated.

Missed presentation by Jim Smith, LANDFIRE - Understanding Regional Scale Data and Its Applications

2014 Mid-Atlantic Fire Ecology and Management Workshop

 Salisbury, MD

The 2014 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. 

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.