Eurasian Fire in Nature Conservation Network



Eurasian Fire in Nature Conservation Network (EFNCN) 












Note: The plenary sessions on Friday afternoon and Saturday morning are open to the students of forest science, Freiburg University.

Friday 25 January 2008

14:00 – 14:30 
Opening address by Johann G. Goldammer, Symposium Convener
Welcome address by Mr. Hanno Hurth, Commissioner of Emmendingen County
Welcome remarks by Mr. Bernd Seitz, Regional Council of Südbaden, Nature and Landscape Protection Division
 14:30 – 16:00Plenary presentations I

Goldammer, Johann Georg
Opening and Introduction to the Symposium

Rigolot, Eric
Fire Paradox: An Innovative and Integrated Approach to Wildland Fire Management

Rigolot, Eric
Prescribed Burning for Fuel Reduction Purposes in a Conservation Context

Bruce, Michael
Developments in Prescribed Fire and Wildfire Management in the United Kingdom

Rydkvist, Tomas
The use of Fire in Boreal Sweden

Kuivaniemi, Jukka
Organisation and Education for Prescribed Burning by the Swedish Forest Agency
 16:00– 16:30
Coffee Break
 16:30– 18:30Plenary presentations II

Faerber, Johanna
Prescribed Range Burning in the French Pyrenees

Vogels, Joost
Relight the Fire: Burning as Restoration Tool in the Netherlands

Kaland, Peter Emil and Mons Kvamme
History and Present Experiences with Heathland Burning in Western Norway

Nagy, Daniel and Nikola Nikolov
Increasing Wildfire and Land Management Problems in Middle East and South East Europe: Needs and Opportunities to Introduce the Concept of Prescribed Burning

van de Vijver, Claudius
Fire as a Tool to Manage Temperate Grazing Systems: Lessons to be learnt from Africa
Icebreaker for foreign guests at Hotel Minerva

Saturday 26 January 2008

09:30 – 10:30 Plenary presentations III

Bilgili, Ertugrul
Prescribed Burning for Successful Regeneration of Calabrian Pine Stands in Turkey

Kisilyakhov, Yegor K.
Prescribed Fire Experiments in Krasnoyarsk Region

McRae, Douglas J.
The Russian FIRE BEAR Project: An Experimental Fire Study to Enhance Forest Sustainability in Central Siberia

Kondrashov, Leonid
Prescribed Burning in the Russian Far East: Present and Future

Oyunsanaa, Byambasuren
Forest Fire Dating in Northern Mongolian Forests
 10:30 – 11:00
Coffee Break
 11:00– 12:30Plenary presentations IV

Krogulec, Jaroslaw
Fire Management of open Landscapes in Poland: Conservation Needs and Legal Status

Kozulin, Alexander
Use of Prescribed Fire in the Maintenance and Restoration of Wetland Bird Habitats in Belarus

Zibtsev, Sergiy
Forest fires in Ukraine: management and policy (including a brief on the “Experimental Study of Radioecological Impacts of Wildland Fires in the Chernobyl Zone (by Yoschenko, Vasyl)

 12:30 – 13:30
 13:30– 14:00
Transit to Kaiserstuhl area (by bus)
 14:00 – 15:30
Observations of prescribed burning by local farmers
 15:30 – 18:00Core Group Presentations I: Kaiserstuhl, LIFE and other German projects

Welcome remarks by Mr. Gabriel Schweitzer, Mayor of Vogtsburg

Special guest of honour: Mrs. Gerdi Staiblin, Minister for Rural Space of Baden Württemberg State (1996-2001)

Page, Hans
Prescribed Burning integrated in Ecological Landscape Management in the Kaiserstuhl Viticulture Area, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

Rietze, Jörg
Ecological Monitoring of the Management of Slope Vegetation by Controlled Burning in the Kaiserstuhl-Region, Germany

Lutz, Peter
Traditional Slash-and-Burn Agriculture in the Black Forest: Reconstruction of Burning and Agricultural Techniques

Goldammer, Johann Georg and Hans Page
The LIFE Rohrhardsberg project: The use of Prescribed Fire in Maintaining Endangered Habitats and Landscape Features in the Foothills of the Black Forest

Rietze, Jörg
Ecological Monitoring in the Rohrhardsberg Region, Germany

Brunn, Egbert
Re-establishment of Traditional Heathland Management Tools in the Federal Forest Service District Lausitz, Brandenburg State, Germany

Mause, Rene and Alex Held
First Experiences in the Use of Prescribed Fire for Maintaining open Calluna Heathlands in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
 18:00 – 19:00
Wine Tasting (10 local wines from Kaiserstuhl)
 19:00 – 20:30
Supper (local Kaiserstuhl specialties)

Sunday 27 January 2008

10:00 – 11:00

Core Group Presentations II:

Spielmann, Michaela and Daniel Kraus
Methodology of Prescribed Burning Demonstration Plot Description and Inventory for the Eurasian Fire in Nature Conservation Network and the Fire Paradox Russia and Mongolia Programme

Valese, Eva
Pianacci Prescribed Burning Project: Fire Risk Reduction and Fuel Load Management for Private Land Owners, Florence, Tuscany, Italy

Lázaro, Andrea
Collection and Mapping of Prescribed Burning Practices in Europe: A First Approach

11:00– 11:30
Coffee Break
 11:30 – 12:30Core Group Presentations III: Fire management training

Bruce, Michael
EuroFire: Developing a Basic Level Competency-Based Training System for Vegetation Fire Management in Europe

Castellnou, Marc
Training for Fire Managers in the Use of Prescribed Fire for Wildfire Hazard Reduction and Nature Conservation in Europe
 12:30 – 13:30
 13:30 – 15:30Core Group Discussions within participating groups

Presentation of a draft concept for a “White Paper on the Use of Prescribed Fire in Nature Conservation, Forestry and Land Management in temperate-boreal Eurasia”

Breakout Groups: Development of related statements / recommendations for the use and policies of prescribed fire use in temperate-boreal Eurasia (internal group discussions)
 15:30 – 16:30Final Core Group Discussion

Departure of some participants
Informal gathering of those participants who will leave 28 January (downtown Freiburg)


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