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APPENDIX A

Friday, January 26, 2001

National Academy of Sciences

2100 C Street, NW

Washington, DC

Lecture Room

AGENDA

Morning session: Rutherford H. Platt, Moderator

9:00 a.m. Welcome and introductions

Rutherford H. Platt, Chair

9:10 a.m. Creating an Ecological Omelette: How we got out of an agrarian frying pan and into and exurban fire

Stephen J. Pyne, Arizona State University

9:50 a.m. What are the trends in wildland fires and what is the future for increased fires/risk?

William A. Patterson, III, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

10:30 a.m. Break

10:45 a.m. Fires in the wildland urban interface: Dilemmas of duality and the role of national science leadership

Dave Cleaves, USDA Forest Service

11:25 a.m. Addressing the wildland-urban interface fire problem in Canada through forest firebehavior research

Martin E. Alexander, Canadian Forest Service

12:05 p.m. Lunch (cafeteria available)

Afternoon session: Wilfred D. Iwan, Moderator

1:15 p.m. Wildfires and insurance

Paul Kovacs, Insurance Bureau of Canada

1:55 p.m. Land use issues

Raymond J. Burby, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

2:35 p.m. Case study: Los Alamos

Kelly K. Carpenter, Los Alamos County, New Mexico



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TO BURN OR NOT TO BURN: SUMMARY OF THE FORUM ON URBAN/WILDLAND FIRE APPENDIX A Friday, January 26, 2001 National Academy of Sciences 2100 C Street, NW Washington, DC Lecture Room AGENDA Morning session: Rutherford H. Platt, Moderator 9:00 a.m. Welcome and introductions Rutherford H. Platt, Chair 9:10 a.m. Creating an Ecological Omelette: How we got out of an agrarian frying pan and into and exurban fire Stephen J. Pyne, Arizona State University 9:50 a.m. What are the trends in wildland fires and what is the future for increased fires/risk? William A. Patterson, III, University of Massachusetts, Amherst 10:30 a.m. Break 10:45 a.m. Fires in the wildland urban interface: Dilemmas of duality and the role of national science leadership Dave Cleaves, USDA Forest Service 11:25 a.m. Addressing the wildland-urban interface fire problem in Canada through forest firebehavior research Martin E. Alexander, Canadian Forest Service 12:05 p.m. Lunch (cafeteria available) Afternoon session: Wilfred D. Iwan, Moderator 1:15 p.m. Wildfires and insurance Paul Kovacs, Insurance Bureau of Canada 1:55 p.m. Land use issues Raymond J. Burby, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill 2:35 p.m. Case study: Los Alamos Kelly K. Carpenter, Los Alamos County, New Mexico

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TO BURN OR NOT TO BURN: SUMMARY OF THE FORUM ON URBAN/WILDLAND FIRE 3:15 p.m. Break 3:30 p.m. Discussion with speakers Mary Fran Myers, Moderator 4:30 p.m. Wrap up Jim Bruce, NDR Steering Committee and Chris Topik, Staff, U.S. House of Representatives, Appropriations Committee 5:00 p.m. Adjourn