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Student Membership: $20
International Membership: $20-$40

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Dates & Deadlines

Appalachian Conference

9/1-EXTENDED: Poster Abstract Submissions--only a few spaces left! 

9/1-EXTENDED:  TREE grants for Appalachian Conference

9/1-EXTENDED: Nominations for Stoddard Award & Student Awards

9/1-Late Registration begins

9/1-Abstracts due for all invited presenters

9/1-Last day for invited presenters to register


Large Fires Conference

Now Open-Call for Presentations, Attached Meetings, Workshops & Special Sessions proposals

9/1-Early Bird Registration opens 

10/15-EXTENDED: Call for workshops


Certification Program

8/16-Deadline for Wildland Fire Professional Certification Application

8/16-Deadline for Wildland Fire Academic Program Certification Application

AFE's Upcoming Conference:  Roanoke, Virginia
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Registration is filling up and this conference is right around the corner!  We have some new offerings and have extended some deadlines.  If you intend to join us, register soon, late fees start in 2 weeks.  If you are a presenter, please submit your presentation abstract and register for the event by Sept. 1.  If you are a student, we have many great opportunities for you to attend this professional event and gain valuable knowledge and experience:  you can present a poster, volunteer for reduced registration, and apply for a student TREE travel grant.  Hope to see you soon in Roanoke!


NEW!  AFE, SAFE, and TNC will be offering a Red Card Refresher Course on Monday, October 7 from 10-3:30 at the conference hotel.  You can register for this course here.
Poster Abstracts Submission Deadline Extended. Please submit your poster abstracts by September 1.

REGISTER SOON for this conference, Late Registration starts September 1. 

Nominations currently being accepted for the our Stoddard Lifetime Achievement award and our Student Excellence Awards.  The deadlines is September 1; you must be an AFE member to nominate.

TREE Student Travel Grants have been extended until September 1.  

Download a printable flyer for the Conference here or view our Program on line.

AFE's Upcoming Conference:  Missoula, Montana
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The causes and effects of large wildland fires are the subjects of great debate among fire researchers, managers, and policymakers.  Are large wildfires unnatural events, causing great ecological harm that should be suppressed at all costs?  Or could they provide opportunities to reduce fuel loads and restore ecosystems altered by past fire exclusion, and improve resiliency in the face of ongoing climate change?  What are the latest research findings, management treatments, and policy initiatives addressing large wildfires?  Join us for this unique event co-hosted by the Association for Fire Ecology and the International Association of Wildland Fire with support by the Joint Fire Science Program.


Call for Attached Meetings, Workshops, and Special Sessions now open.

Call for Presentations is now open.

Download a printable flyer for the Large Wildland Fires Conference.  

Registration opens September 1.

AFE's Upcoming Workshop: Tucson, Arizona
The Southwest Fire Science Consortium, with support from AFE, is sponsoring the following event:

Fostering resilience in Southwestern ecosystems: A problem solving workshop.
AFE's Upcoming Fire Congress:  San Antonio, Texas
Mark Your Calendar for AFE's 
6th International Fire Ecology and Management Congress
San Antonio, Texas, USA
November 16-20, 2015

This event, held every three years, is one of the largest and most important fire ecology conferences in the world. The conference will be held at the beautiful Crowne Plaza Riverwalk Hotel in an exciting and historic part of San Antonio. Stay tuned for more details.
AFE's Wildland Fire Professional Certification and Academic Program Certification Programs

The Association of Fire Ecology's Wildland Fire Professional Certification Program is designed to further ecologically-based fire science and management. The complexity and importance of fire science and management is increasing worldwide. To meet the increasing demands for effective analysis, decision-making, and workforce development in the changing fire landscape, we have developed a Wildland Fire Professional Certification for fire ecologists, managers, and technicians a Wildland Fire Academic Program Certification to recognize academic programs which prepare future fire professionals. Our overarching goal is to support fire ecology and ecologically-based fire management while advancing fire science and its application. 


This year's applications are due on August 16.  See our website for more details and application forms.  You must be an AFE member to apply for the Professional Certification.

AFE's Journal Fire Ecology
AFE's peer-reviewed scientific journal, Fire Ecology, Volume 9(2), is now available on our website.  The newsletter version will be sent out next week. 
 JFSP Funding Opportunities for 2014
The interagency Joint Fire Science Program (JFSP) intends to request proposals through one or more formal Funding Opportunity Notice (FON) announcements beginning approximately October 1, 2013 and remaining open through November 22, 2013.  Download the Flyer Here for full details.
AFE Mission and Vision

Mission: AFE is an organization of professionals dedicated to improving the knowledge and use of fire in land management through science and education.

Vision:  The vision for AFE is that our membership of respected professionals from around the world together play a key role in wildland fire and fire ecology research, education, management, and policy, to enhance our knowledge and management of fire as a fundamental ecological process.