Learning from Escaped Prescribed Fire Reviews Workshop Flip Chart Summary
This document presents a synthesis of the flip charts and discussions from the final afternoon of each workshop. During this session, participants brainstormed about what to keep, what to dump and what to change in burn operations, review processes, products, and transfer in order to further encourage organizational learning from escaped prescribed fires. Although each workshop developed its own flavor and culture, the main topics arose spontaneously in every workshop. The synthesis below reflects the flip chart notes, after editing for clarity and to remove redundancies. This document supplements the Workshop Discussion Summary by providing more concrete ideas about how to improve the review system, the review process, review products, and transfer of lessons learned. Both are initial products and will be supplemented and expanded upon in future reports. Although many of these ideas can be initiated locally, taken together, the workshops convey a request for national level articulation and coordination of an over-arching system for learning from events, synthesizing the information, and disseminating it back to practice at all levels. This begins with a clear, aligned system of reviews that allow for trend analysis and synthesis at the organizational level, complemented by easy access to products by all levels of the fire community.
Black, A.,E., Ziegler, J., Thomas, D., Saveland, J. (2011). Learning from Escaped Prescribed Fire Reviews: Flip-chart Discussion Summary. White paper. USDA Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station.