Final reminder to register before the rates go up this Saturday!
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Late Registration Rates start April 19th.

TREE GRANTS
Please contact Timothy Ingalsbee if you haven't received your awards notice yet.

We are still actively seeking sponsors and exhibitors!  

DINNER BANQUET
Join us Wed. night for an AFE and IAWF Dinner Banquet.  We have a wonderful menu inspired by local foods. The evening will include a social hour, silent auction fundraiser, awards ceremony, and live music.  Dinner keynote will be given by Michael Kodas. Registered conference attendees can bring up to 3 guests to the banquet.

Thur., May 22 at the historic Wilma Theater in downtown Missoula. Doors open at 6:30pm, and the event starts at 7pm.  The evening will be hosted by Dr. Stephen J. Pyne.   All conference attendees will receive a complimentary ticket to this event, and tickets will be available for sale to the public.

This Conference will have attendees from the following countries:

Australia
Bolivia
Brazil
Canada
Chile
China
France
Ghana
Portugal
Spain
Sweden
Tanzania
Ukraine
United Kingdom
United States
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!

Field Trips & Workshops

We are offering 2 days of field trips and a full day of complimentary training workshops! Seating is limited and events will close as they fill up, so register soon!

Field Trips: 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
Field Trips: 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.  
See our website for a full listing of field trips, including new information on presenters.
 
Workshops on Monday, May 19
  • 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


This event is brought to you by:
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Are you a member?  Please join us, your membership helps support our ongoing work.
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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
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
Federal Employees Defense Services
 
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.
SkySentry, LLC