Saturday, September 10th 2022 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Do you have questions about fire in the Southern Blue Ridge Mountains? Join us for the Fire Fair, a free learning opportunity for landowners and community members interested in prescribed fire. We will hear from lecture from Dr. Tara Keyser, Research Forester and Director of the Center for Hardwood Restoration and Management with the United States Forest Service on the importance of fire in our region. We will then host a landowner networking event with natural resource professionals focusing on prescribed fire and wildfire mitigation in our region followed by a free lunch and tour of prescribed fire site at Warren Wilson College.

Event Details

Location: Myron Boon Hall

                Warren Wilson College

                701 Warren Wilson Road

                Swannanoa, NC 28778


9:00 AM – Registration

9:30 AM – Welcome and Introduction to Warren Wilson College Forest (30 minutes), Dave Ellum and Corinna Steinrueck (WWC)

10:00 AM – Introduction to the Southern Blue Ridge PBA, Charlie Faires (RGS/AWS)

10:15 AM – The Importance of Fire in the Southern Blue Ridge, Tara Keyser, USFS

10:50 AM – Natural Resource Speed Dating

11:45 AM – Introduction to Upcoming Learn-and-Burns, Dakota Wagner, FSG

12:15 PM – Lunch (Provided)

1:00 PM – Optional Field Tour of Warren Wilson College Burn Unit

Register now below!