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All presenters should register by Fri. April 11.

Late Registration Rates start April 19th.


We are still actively seeking sponsors and exhibitors!  


The room blocks at our featured hotels expire on April 16th.  After that date we cannot guarantee the rate of $89/night.
TREE grant students should make their reservations at the 



By the numbers...
4 Plenary Presentations
7 Concurrent Sessions
1 Panel Presentation
270+ Oral Presentations
36 Micro Talks
100+ Poster Presentations
13 Workshops
8 Field Trips

Other Features...
Sponsor/Exhibitor Booths
Art Exhibit & Competition
Art Auction Fundraiser
Big Fires Film Festival
Awards Banquet
Student Poster Awards
Conference Mobile App
Many Attached Meetings
Student/Mentor Lunch
IAWF & AFE Membership Meeting
And much more!



  
The Association for Fire Ecology and International Association of Wildland Fire are co-hosting what is sure to be the biggest and most important fire ecology event of the year!

Featured Speakers

We've just confirmed that US Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell will be added to the list of esteemed featured speakers for this event, which includes: Jerry T. WilliamsRick Lanoville, Alan Goodwin, Michael Kodas, Stephen Pyne, Dan Bailey, Penny Morgan, and Matthew Thompson.
 
Field Trips
We are offering 2 days of field trips; seats on the buses are limited, so register soon!

Wednesday, May 21
  • Restoration fuel treatments in old growth larch and ponderosa pine
  • Blue Mountain
  • Fire Lab
  • Missoula Technical Development Center/Nat'l Weather Service/Smokejumper Center
  • Missoula City Tour
Friday, May 23
  • 40 Years of Wilderness Fire in the Selway-Bitterroot
  • The Fires of 2000: Revisiting Social, Political, and Ecological Issues
  • Fuels reduction and restoration in mixed conifer forests of the south-western Crown of the Continent: Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Program site visits and discussions.  
Workshops
Join us for a full day of complimentary Training Workshops! Seating is limited and workshops will close as they fill up, so register soon.  
  • Introduction to the BehavePlus Fire Model-ing System
  • Using the BehavePlus fire modeling system in Prescribed Fire Planning
  • Practical Tools for Assessing Potential Crown Fire Behavior and Canopy Fuel Characteristics
  • Climate Downscaling for Fire Management
  • Overview and Demonstration of the FFI, Ecological Monitoring Application
  • Advanced Fire Behavior Analysis, Through Lessons Learned
  • Missoula Fire Sciences Lab: FireWorks, First Order Fire Effects Model and FuelCalc
  • Journalism Skills for Scientists
  • Introduction to the Creating Hybrid Struc-ture from LANDFIRE/Lidar Combinations (CHISLIC) Tool
  • LiDAR Data Processing for Fuel Applications
  • RT-130 Annual Fire Line Safety Refresher
  • Crafting solutions for management of large wildland fires and fuel reduction across tribal and nontribal jurisdictions
  • Defining Fuel Treatment Success: Work-flows, Metrics and Evaluation
  • Microscale wind simulations using Wind-Ninja
  • Introduction to the Interagency Fuels Treatment Decision Support System
Artwork, Photos & Promotion
Artwork:  We will be holding a wildland fire themed art show at the University Center Art Gallery. All art media is welcome and encouraged including textile, painting, wearable, photography, ceramics, collage, poetry, sculpture, carving etc. Art will be professionally judged in many categories and ribbons will be presented. Artists will have the option of donating their artwork to a silent auction fundraiser that will be held at the dinner banquet. Deadline to submit application is May 1.  More Details Here.

Photos:  We are looking for the perfect photo for the cover of the Program Booklet and some other materials. Do you have a photo you would like to share? We will of course give you the credit you deserve. If so, you can either email it or submit to this photo contest

 

Promotion:  Please help us promote the conference, here are some suggestions:
2) Tweet about this event  #largefirescon 
3) Post our conference flyer at your place of work (see side column)
4) Add a note under your signature block to tell people you're presenting or attending


CONFERENCE CONTACTS:
Registration, Field Trips & Workshop: Catia Juliana~ office@fireecology.net
Program, Sponsorships & Exhibitors:  Mikel Robinson ~ execdir@iawfonline.org
Hotel, Travel & Art Show: Kim Skufca ~ kimskufca@gmail.com

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS!
Joint Fire Science Program USDA Forest Service 
Neptune Aviation Services 
Wildland Fire RD&A 
Phos-Chek 
Canadian Interagency Forest Fire Centre 
Fire Smart Roofing 
Northern Rockies Fire Science Network 
Firewise Communities-NFPA 
International Carbide Technology 
FireSafe Montana 
Rocky Mountain Research Station 
FUSEE: Firefighters United for Safety, Ethics, and Ecology 
FRAMES: Fire Research  And Management Exchange System 
Rite in the Rain 
Desert Research Institute (DRI) 
National Wildfire Coordinating Group Fire Behavior Subcommittee 
Stephen Pyne 
Federal Employees Defense Services
Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation
Wildland Fire Management Research, Development and Application (WFM RD&A) 
Budenheim
 
CHECK OUT OUR EVENT EXHIBITORS!
National Fallen Firefighers Foundation 
Northwest Fire Science Consortium 
Southern Rockies Fire Science Network 
Hydratrek 
University of Nevada, Reno 
University of Idaho 
Great Basin Fire Science Delivery 
EnviroVision Solutions 
10 Tanker Air Carrier 
SimTable (Red Fish Group) 
Technosylva, Inc.