From the text: 'A 3-day conference and worshop was held, entitled 'Crossing the Millennium: Integratin Spatial Technologies and Ecological Principles for a New Age in Fire Management'. The organizers hoped to improve the international wildland fire community's collective knowledge base, to foster debate and collaboration, and spark innovation through information synthesis, shain and transfer by assembling professionals that collectively represented the state of the art/science...Ultimately, the workshop discussion produced seven general recommndations that were sumitted to the Joint Fire Science Program's Governin Board and Director. The recommendations are as follows: Recommendation 1: Management tools including databases, maps, and models should be grounded in ecological research and principles. An emphasis should be placed on landscape level tools that-where appropriate-incorporate biological, biochemical, climatological, ecological, geological, and morphological factors. Recommendation 2: A more integrative and systematic national approach to fuel mapping and modeling that sets standards and protocols across multiple spatial and temporal scales and that includes a ground campaign to provide accurate model input data is needed. Within this framework remotely sensed data, GIS technology, and models should be better integrated and documented. Recommendation 3: The process of tool use including comparison, selection, acquisition, training, implementation, evaluation, and support needs national administrative focus, guidance, and support. Recommendation 4: Technology development, transfer, and communication need to be improved between developers and user communities. Recommendation 5: Collaborative approaches to research, development, and implementation of new information and decision support tools need to be encouraged. Recommendation 6: More precise and consistent definitions and standards are needed for fire severity, hazard, and risk. Recommendation 7: There should be a new emphasis on training that incorporates the latest developments in remote sensing, geographic information systems, information management, and communications technologies. ©IAWF Abstract reproduced from the International Journal of Wildland Fire (Gollberg, G.E., L.F. Neuenschwander, and K.C. Ryan, 2001) with the kind permission of CSIRO PUBLISHING on behalf of the International Association of Wildland Fire. (http://www.publish.csiro.au/journals/ijwf/). Abstract may not be reproduced in any other publication, whether printed or electronic, without the prior written permission of CSIRO PUBLISHING.