Beyond Hazardous Fuels: Managing Fire for Social, Economic, and Ecological Benefits

Nov 28, 2016 - All Day
Nov 29, 2016 - All Day
Nov 30, 2016 - All Day
Dec 1, 2016 - All Day
Dec 2, 2016 - All Day
Loews Ventana Canyon Resort - 7000 N Resort Dr, Tucson, AZ 85750

3rd Southwest Fire Ecology Conference

held concurrently with the

1st Applied Fire Science Workshop

On November 9, 2015 the White House convened a meeting of its Wildland Fire Science and Technology Taskforce. They issued a report calling for more effective Federal agency coordination and collaboration among both the producers and users of wildland fire science and technology.

In response to that call, The Southwest Fire Science Consortium and the Association for Fire Ecology are hosting two concurrent events at the same time and location: the 3rd Southwest Fire Ecology Conference and the 1st Applied Fire Science Workshop. This joint event will provide for a more effective means of linking fire researchers with fire managers and practitioners, and will allow for efficient science delivery through workshops, trainings, planning meetings, roundtables, oral presentations, field trips, and more.

Some of the goals and objectives of this event include:

  1. Create new connections among researchers, managers and practitioners.
  2. Through roundtable discussions, provide an opportunity for line officers, resource advisers, operations and planning staff, public information staff, etc., to understand some of the internal communication issues that occur during wildfire management actions and to develop potential solutions.
  3. Invite presentations on new science and management.
  4. Provide a cost-effective means of science delivery and technology transfer.