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Fire climate, which may be thought of as the synthesis of daily fire weather over a long period of time, is a dominant factor in fire-control planning. In a broad sense, climate is the major factor in determining the amount and kind of vegetation growing in an area, and this vegetation makes up the fuels available for wildland fires.
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Please refer to the National Wildfire Coordinating Group's website regarding infectious disease guidance for wildland fire incidents, Emergency Medical Committee.
Wayne Harrison was a leader and innovator, working for decades in fire ecology and prescribed fire. As a lasting contribution to the fire ecology and management community, Wayne's family partnered with the Association for Fire Ecology (AFE) after his passing in June 2019 to create the Wayne Harrison Memorial Scholarship to support the academic and professional growth of students through funding research, management, or education projects related to wildland fire science.
Scholarships up to $2,500 will be awarded annually, with applications due March 31 and awarded by May 31.
The Australian Citizen Science Association is conducting a Citizen Science Bushfire Response Project Audit to gather information on research projects that include bushfire/forest/wildfire as their focus and citizen science as part of their methodologies.
Scientists with expertise in climate, weather, and fire science in Australia are asked to consider signing an open letter detailing the science between climate change and fires in Australia.
Postponed due to COVID-19 concerns
Join The American River Conservancy for a workshop led by Alissa Fogg of Point Blue Conservation Science on blue oak ecology and restoration techniques in the Sierra Foothills. You will spend about half the...
Arctic Urban Risks and Adaptations (AURA): a co-production framework for addressing multiple changing environmental hazards, presented by Jen Schmidt, University of Alaska Anchorage and
Forest Insect and Disease Surveys In Alaska: Cankers, Miners...
Sponsored by the Great Basin Fire Science Exchange
Rick Miller, Professor Emeritus, OSU, will discuss the intent and goals of his latest publication, The Ecology, History, Ecohydrology, and Management of Pinyon and Juniper Woodlands in the Great...
Postponed until October due to COVID-19 concerns
Included in the agenda:
Keynote Panel: Impacts of the PG&E Bankruptcy and California’s Wildfires –Evaluating the Paths ForwardCalifornia’s ongoingwildfireproblemand PG&E’s...
Postponed due to COVID-19 concerns
The 13th Fire and Forest Meteorology Symposium is organized by the AMS Committee on Agricultural and Forest Meteorology and hosted by the American Meteorological Society. The AMS Agircultural and Forest...
Changing Boreal Biome
Assessing the vulnerability and resilience of boreal ecosystems to climate change, and their socio-economic implications.
Session 1: Increasing fire activity, fire-vegetation interactions and ecosystem resilience...
The Association for Fire Ecology (AFE) and Pau Costa Foundation (PCF) are partnering with Regione Toscana and University of Florence to host a conference in Europe for diverse stakeholders involved in wildfire management. This collaboration will...
Catastrophic wildfires, sometimes called “megafires,” are more and more common in the western United States. California in particular is increasingly thought of as having a year-round (24/7/365) fire season. These megafires ignore boundaries, require...
2020 AFSC Spring Fire Science Workshop
March 25 1-2pm
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Attend the 2020 Alaska Interagency Spring Operations Meeting Online
See the agenda below for call in numbers for specifics days
Postponed until November due to COVID-19 concerns.
The IAFC's Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI) conference offers hands-on training and interactive sessions designed to address the challenges of wildland fire. If you're one of the many people...
Postponed due to COVID-19 concerns.
This year’s symposium focuses on integrating the three pillars of the National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy: Resilient Landscapes, Fire-Adapted Communities, and Safe and Effective Wildfire...
Friends of Alaska National Wildlife Refuges March membership meeting with featured guest speaker and fire ecologist Lisa Saperstein.
How will wildfire affect refuges in a changing climate? Wildfire was always a major driver of habitat change...
Postponed due to Covid-19 concerns.
A lecture by
Dr. Peter Freer-Smith
University of California, Davis
Part of the
2020 FERAL* Lecture Series
Sponsored by the California Fire Science Consortium and the US Forest...
During the 2019 Winter Meeting the California Society of American Forestersexplored the theme: The State of California is Burning: Is This Our Future? At the meeting, many good ideas were shared, with the need to adjust the 'pace and scale' of...
The Northern Rockies Fire Science Network is partnering with the University of Wisconsin to bring you the Learning about Resilient Futures workshop. The workshop is part of a research project funded by the Joint Fire Science Program (What makes for a ...
The Northern Rockies Fire Science Network is partnering with the University of Wisconsin to bring you the Learning about Resilient Futures workshop. This workshop is part of a research project funded by the Joint Fire Science Program (What makes for a ...
Sponsored by the Northwest Fire Science Consortium
Presented by Stephen Pyne, emeritus professor at Arizona State University
Humanity’s fire practices are creating the fire equivalent of an ice age. Our shift from burning living...