The 2017 AFE International Fire Congress will offer an exciting blend of learning opportunities for fire managers, natural resource professionals, policy and administrative leaders, and the academic and research community. Presentations will feature the latest in research results and applications.
Upcoming and Past Webinars
Announcing the 3rd California Chaparral Symposium: Global Change and the Vulnerability of Chaparral Ecosystems
Mark your calendars for this free 3 day event which will include presentations, discussions, and a field trip on chaparral ecosystems. More details and registration coming in January.
Once again, the Association for Fire Ecology and International Association of Wildland Fire will join forces to bring you an enlightening and innovative event! This not to be missed event will be held on the beautiful University campus in Missoula, Montana the week of May 21 - 24, 2018. Wildland fire science and management are defined by continuums, The Fire Continuum Conference will take you on a journey from science and management activities that take place before a wildfire occurs through the post fire activities and fire ecology.
Law, Planning and Wildfire in the Wildland-Urban Interface: The Future of Government and Governance of Disaster in the West
The Idaho Law Review invites proposals for presentations and papers for its symposium in October 2018 on WUI issues in the Western US.
California's leading voices will come together to share information and answer post-fire questions. Learn how to prepare and protect your property in this workshop, hosted by Senator Anthony J. Portantino.
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The 255,000 acre 2013 Rim Fire created an opportunity to study fuels treatment effects across a large forested landscape in the Sierra Nevada. Join the webinar to hear what researchers found.
Speakers at this half-day conference, organized in collaboration with the California Fire Science Consortium, will give a broad view of wildfire in Southern California, its effects on plants and animals, and on the human communities affected by these events.
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The goal of this symposium is to better understand and promote effective collaborative-based forest management. Please register by Oct 31, 2017.
What patterns do we see in communities recovering from wildfire? Find out with our bonus WUI Webinar as speaker Dr. Miranda Mockrin.
California Nevada Hawaii Forest Fire Council: Implementation of the National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy
The CNH Forest Fire Council 2017 Fall Workshop/Training will be held in Redding, California this year. This year's workshop will discuss solutions, science, and stories of successful strategies to address wildland fire under the framework of the National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy. Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/o/cnh-forest-fire-council-11163816491
Join the Southern Sierra Prescribed Fire Council for their annual meeting in Clovis, CA. This event is free but please RSVP for planning purposes.
To help foster knowledge exchange among the diverse fields of expertise involved in fire prediction, the Columbia University Initiative on Extreme Weather and Climate is hosting a 2.5-day conference, organized around the themes of “Fire Prediction” and “Fire Management and Impacts”.
This conference is an excellent opportunity to describe your work in Yosemite National Park as well as the greater Sierra Nevada region. After the record-breaking Weather of 2017, the suggested conference theme is "Recovery from extended drought after a wet year – what systems recover?" Forest and aquatic ecosystems have long memories, and variability appears to be increasing. How do we respond as researchers, ecosystem monitors, and managers?
Post-fire forest regeneration and restoration under climate change: insight from natural and managed settings: Webinar
This webinar will discuss a recent study on how post-fire weather and climate influences tree recruitment in California. Our presenter is Derek Young, Ph.D. Candidate at UC Davis
This event has been rescheduled to July 17 , 2017.
Symposium and Field Trip: June 22-23, 2017
Join us for our final WUI Webinar of 2017 with speaker Steve Roark, Area Forester for the Tennessee Division of Forestry as we discuss the events of the 2016 Gatlinburg fire.
Outside Event Announcement
FireWorks is a free two-day workshop on teaching Wildland Fire Science to students. This course contains 2 full days of hands-on classroom and laboratory learning, plus discussions led by fire researchers and educators. Content focuses on a variety of ecosystems to demonstrate diversity in fire regimes, fire behavior, adaptations to fire, successional patterns, and fire management challenges.
Southern California South Coast Region Fire Science and Management Information Exchange & Field Trip
The JFSP California Fire Science Consortium invites you to participate in a dialogue with the purpose of engaging local researchers and managers on fire science/management issues relevant to ecosystems common to the South Coast Region. Space is limited to the first 25 individuals.
The WUI Webinar series continues with perspectives from the insurance side of WUI protection. Find out how USAA came to offer their Firewise discount, the power of positive incentives in spurring homeowners to take action, the importance of diverse organizations adopting consistent jargon-free messaging, and USAA’s efforts to leverage a shared sense of community to promote mitigation with their members.
Join us for a webinar on "Managed Wildfire Impacts on Water Resources and Drought Response in the Sierra Nevada" May 30, 2017 at 11AM Pacific.
Every three years land managers, scientists, tribes, conservationists and community members gather to discuss fire management, history and ecology in the Klamath Mountains and beyond. Nowhere else in the country are the social, cultural, and ecological realities of fire discussed with such candor and connection to place.
This webinar will present our results from the Sierra Nevada and southwestern ponderosa pine forests in an effort to provide insight into the future of managing for adaptive capacity in fire-prone forest ecosystems.
National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy Workshop—All Hands, All Lands: Implementation Rooted in Science
Join us in supporting and/or attending the National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy Workshop—All Hands, All Lands: Implementation Rooted in Science being held in Reno, Nevada APRIL 25-27, 2017.
Recording now available!
Last spring's Fort McMurray wildfire forced the unprecedented evacuation of 90,000 people, caused insurable losses of about $3.8 billion and dampened Canada's GDP for 2016. Dr. Mike Flannigan detailed what happened in Fort McMurray and what it told us about coexisting with fire in a flammable landscapes.
In their new book Why Forests? Why Now? Frances Seymour and Jonah Busch synthesize the latest research on the importance of tropical forests in a way that is accessible to anyone interested in climate change and development and to readers already familiar with the problem of deforestation.
Part of the 2017 FERAL* Lecture Series
Join the Northern California Prescribed Fire Council for their spring meeting, coming up March 7-8 in Petaluma! There's a great line-up of speakers, networking time, and a field day.
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Presented by the EN Tribal Governance Group and the Institute for Tribal Environmental Professional, the Tribal Exchange Network Conference provides tribes, and those working with tribes, an opportunity to meet, share, and learn about current initiatives, funding, and technical topics related to the Exchange Network.
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Great Basin Consortium Conference 2017: Charting a Course for Rangeland Science in the Sagebrush Biome
The objectives of the conference are to have participants learn about and contribute to implementation of the Integrated Rangeland Fire Management Strategy Actionable Science Plan
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This talk will focus on a four-step approach to integrating wildfire planning for the wildland-urban interface (WUI) through a variety of planning and implementation processes that work across departments within local governments.
ISS2 will bring together researchers from the atmospheric sciences, the ecological sciences, mathematicians, computer sciences, climatologists, social scientists, health professionals, smoke responders and others to discuss the complex issues of wildland fire smoke and identify knowledge gaps and opportunities for innovation and development.