A Regional Conference Co-Sponsored by
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3rd Southwest Fire Ecology Conference
Beyond Hazardous Fuels:
Managing Fire for Social, Economic and Ecological Benefits  

Nov. 28-Dec. 2, 2016
Tucson, Arizona  *   Loews Ventana Canyon Resort
New!  Now open:

Accepting proposals until June 3 for:
Coming up ~ Early Bird Registration opens June 1
Topics include, but are not limited to:
Fire and economics
Planning for wildfire
Smoke management
Fire ecology and effects
Fire and ecosystem services
Ecosystem resilience and climate change
Fire management and fire ecology in Mexico
Wildfire management and ecological fire use
Collaborations and alliances for fire management
Communication and education of fire information

About this event
As part of the Southwest conference this year, we plan to host roundtable discussions designed to identify communication issues that occur during wildfires, to understand and appreciate varied perspectives, and to brainstorm scenarios where good communication enables managers to meet resource objectives more readily.  Socioeconomic implications of fire will also be a large part of the conference.  We will have Workshops & Trainings, Attached Meetings, Rx 310 Class, and several field trip options.  Plan to join us in Tucson for this important event!

Geography & Region
The larger conference will allow for presentation of new science from researchers and land managers from fire-adapted ecosystems throughout the greater Southwest Borderlands Region (eg: Arizona, California, Colorado, New Mexico, western Oklahoma, western Texas, Utah and northern Mexico). Ecosystems of interest include deserts, grasslands, riparian and wetlands, chaparral, pinyon-juniper, and mixed conifer. 

Participants
This conference will engage researchers, decision makers, and practitioners in friendly roundtable discussions on key issues, informed by scientific and practitioner talks and panel debates.   An important objective is for participants to become acquainted with emerging initiatives and partnering opportunities that can enhance their fire community capabilities. 

Venue
Our conference will be held at the beautiful Loews Ventana Canyon Resort, at the base of the stunning Catalina Mountain range.

Sponsor this Event
Sponsorship opportunities are available for support from government agencies, institutions, and businesses, ranging from $1,000 to $15,000 and higher.  Support of this important regional conference will be used to cover conference organizing and logistics, and help us keep registration fees low. Lower fees will help broaden participation by federal, state, and local government employees, educators, students, and other interested citizens.

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Other Upcoming AFE Events
The 7th International Fire Ecology and Management Congress will be held in Orlando, Florida on Nov. 28-Dec. 2, 2017, at the Buena Vista Palace Spa and Hotel. 

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