There is the continuum of fire experience from the rookie firefighter to the seasoned fire manager. There is a continuum of fire succession from the post-burn environment to the development of vegetation to eventually be burned again. There is the continuum of education from the basic fire courses to the advanced degrees offered by Universities and certifications offered by professional societies.
Most important, there is the continuum of fire management from pre-wildfire fuel treatments and prescribed burns, to seasonal wildfire planning and fire danger prediction, to the actual event of a wildfire, and after wildfire to rehabilitation of burned areas and development of post-burn communities.
This conference will be designed around that fire management continuum. We invite you to take this journey with us from science and management activities that take place before a wildfire occurs, to the activities needed during a wildfire event, through the post fire activities and fire ecology. The continuum theme will resonate throughout the conference by emphasizing the fire experience, education, ecology, and management gradients.