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About Fueling Collaboration

Fueling Collaboration strives to build connections between land managers and researchers through a series of interactive virtual panel discussions.


Wildland fire management is complex and ever-changing. As the COVID-19 pandemic emerged in 2020, our planning team members recognized a need to continue to connect people throughout the region and across disciplines, organizations, and specializations. Fueling Collaboration is a forum designed to support those networks and to bring people together to discuss, explore, and address the latest fire science and fire management issues across the eastern United States.


Strong networks involving land managers, researchers, and fire professionals can increase the application of the best available science on the ground while ensuring critical science needs are recognized and addressed. We are thrilled to have the opportunity to meet these needs by hosting nuanced conversations on the cutting edge of fire management and science.

This series was developed by:

the USDA Forest Service Northern Research Station, the USDA Forest Service Southern Research Station and the Joint Fire Science Program’s Consortium of Appalachian Fire Managers and ScientistsLake States Fire Science ConsortiumNorth Atlantic Fire Science ExchangeOak Woodlands & Forests Fire ConsortiumSouthern Fire Exchange, and Tallgrass Prairie and Oak Savanna Fire Science Consortium.

Please feel free to contact any of the organizations listed above with questions about this series. 

For questions related to this website or registration, please reach out directly to Jen Bunty,

Our Planning Team

Andrea Brandon


USDA Forest Service Northern Research Station

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Joe Marschall

Oak Woodlands & Forests

Fire Science Consortium


Stephanie Laseter

USDA Forest Service Southern Research Station

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Jen Bunty

Consortium of Appalachian Fire Managers & Scientists, 

Clemson University

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Jack McGowan-Stinski

Lake States Fire Science Consortium


Amanda Mahaffey

North Atlantic Fire Science Exchange, Forest Stewards Guild

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David Godwin

Southern Fire Exchange, 

University of Florida IFAS

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Virginia Schutte

North Atlantic Fire Science Exchange

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Craig Maier

Tallgrass Prairie & Oak Savanna Fire Science Consortium

Our Planning Team
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