This Conference will engage researchers, decision makers, and practitioners across disciplines in friendly roundtable discussions on key issues, informed by scientific and practitioner talks and panel debates.
Intent: We will provide researchers and managers the opportunity to share scientific findings and management experience on fire's role in restoration of watersheds and wildlife habitats, and in sustaining ecosystem services for future generations. An important objective is for participants to become acquainted with emerging initiatives and partnering opportunities that can enhance their fire community capabilities. Specific topics that will be covered are listed below.
Region and Ecosystems: This conference addresses fire-adapted ecosystems throughout the North American Greater Southwest including: Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas; southern Utah, California, and Colorado; and northern Mexico. Ecosystems of interest include deserts, grasslands, wetlands, riparian, piņon-juniper, and mixed conifer.
Managers and scientists knowledgeable about fire ecology in Mexico are encouraged to participate.
Anyone interested in fire ecology and the future of fire management in this area should plan to attend.