Multi-Stakeholder Workshop on Wildfire Prevention and Community Contributions to Wildfire Management

About the Workshop

Multi-Stakeholder Workshop on “Wildfire Prevention and Community Contributions to Wildfire Management” organized by AUA Acopian Center for the Environment and United States Forest Service will take place on October 28, 2019 in the Akian Gallery,  American University of Armenia.

The workshop will discuss the following issues:

– Opportunities between the government, communities and the society to coordinate forces and cooperate to prevent wildfire

– Educational, engineering and implementation aspects of wildfire prevention

– Targeted planning of wildfire prevention using data on fire causes



15:00 – 15:15  Registration and coffee

15:15 – 15:30 Opening remarks – Introductions to the workshop objectives and participants

Alexander Arakelyan, AUA Acopian Center for the Environment
Bella Gordon, US Forest Service

15:30 – 16:00 Presentation – Wildland Fire Prevention: Wildfire prevention basics; sample wildfire prevention strategy (Khorovats/Warming Fire); story of Smokey Bear and five rules of wildfire prevention

Dennis Fiore, Fire Prevention Coordinator, US Forest Service (Download here)

16:00 – 16:10 Coffee-break and forming of working groups

16:00 – 16:50 Group work and discussion (topics are presented on the reverse side of the paper)

16:50 – 17:00 Closing remarks