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Ecological Drought: Drought, Wildfire, and Recovery

Mar 3
March 3, 2021
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Dried out riverbed with dry, cracked soil

Drought can exacerbate wildfire frequency, intensity, and severity. This webinar will explore wildfire management approaches based on ecological principles, including those that embed traditional ecological knowledge.


  • Dr. Jeremy Littell, Research Ecologist, Alaska Climate Adaptation Science Center, USGS
  • Paul Steblein, Wildland Fire Science Coordinator, USGS

This webinar is the third in a four-part series that seeks to raise awareness of ecological drought, share actions that strengthen ecosystems resilience and mitigate the impacts of droughts, and discuss research and management needs for future drought planning and preparedness. The series is co-hosted by NOAA’s National Integrated Drought Information System and the USGS National Climate Adaptation Science Center, with expert speakers from the research community, tribal nations, and government agencies.

The final webinar in this series is Ecological Drought: Impacts on Coastal Ecosystems, March 17, 2021.

Watch recordings of the first two webinars in this series: