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Registration Now Open


Registration is now open for the Large Wildland Fire Conference, which will be held at the University of Montana in Missoula.  Join us for this unique event co-hosted by the Association for Fire Ecology and the International Association of Wildland Fire. 


Register today to take advantage of the Early Bird Discount!


Registration rates include a full day of workshops on Monday, and a variety of exciting field trips to choose from on Wednesday afternoon and all day on Friday. There will be also be the annual AFE awards banquet on Wednesday evening. Registration for these activities will be available after the new year in a separate registration form. All conference registrants will be notified by email when the registration for the workshops, field trips and banquet is available.

About this Conference

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, restore altered ecosystems, and improve resiliency in the face of 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 from the Joint Fire Science Program, where we will explore these questions and related issues.


 Now Open:  Call for Workshops, Special Sessions & Presentations

Themes include:  Large Fires, Fire Management, Climate Change, Fire Ecology,

Wildland Fuels, Smoke & Fire Behavior, Social Issues, Political Realities


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