Pikes Peak Fire Learning Network
Presents a Workshop on Effective Prescribed Fire Communications:
 Developing Compelling Prescribed Fire Messages for the Public and Media
Date: Wednesday, May 10th, 2017
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Place:  Larkspur Fire Station 161, 9414 S. Spruce Mountain Rd.
Lunch: Provided
Cost:  No charge!
RSVP:  Yes, see below for more info
Limit:  50 participants
The benefits associated with prescribed fire are well known among natural resource professionals. However, studies show that the public at large is less informed. Lack of public understanding affects our ability to implement and advance the use of beneficial prescribed fires along the Front Range. By using effective communication strategies and compelling messaging, we can increase public understanding and appreciation for the use of prescribed fire.
The goals of this workshop are to:
1.       Learn about prescribed fire communication strategies that Front Range fire practitioners use
2.       Review research findings and best practices for effective prescribed fire messaging
3.       Develop compelling prescribed fire messages and stories for public and media
4.       Share our messages with media representatives and receive feedback
This workshop is designed to benefit prescribed fire practitioners, PIOs, land managers and other agency professionals along the Front Range.  Anyone who may be called upon to discuss prescribed fire with the public or the media is encouraged to attend.
Workshop space is limited to 50 people. Interested participants must RSVP to attend (registration link provided below).  A catered BBQ lunch will be provided at no charge to registered participants. Please note that vegetarian options will be limited.
Workshop agenda forthcoming.
For more information, email Parker Titus with The Nature Conservancy at ptitus@tnc.org . Feel free to share this invitation with other interested individuals.
More about the Pikes Peak Fire Learning Network here: http://www.pikespeakfln.org/