AFE News and Updates: March 2022 View as Webpage
Mentoring Futures Program: Apply by March 31
The Mentoring Futures Program builds upon AFE's history of supporting the next generation of wildland fire professionals. With our 1st cohort of 16 mentor-mentee pairs well underway, we are now accepting applications for the 2nd cohort.

This year, we will also be offering professional development and career readiness opportunities for all participants.

In particular, we need more mentors to apply so we can match potential mentees with someone that fits their needs and professional interests. Mentors can be in any career stage, as long as they enjoy leading, listening, networking, and investing in the future!
Fire Across Boundaries Conference: Join Us in Florence, Italy or Online, October 4-7, 2022
The Association of Fire Ecology (AFE) and Pau Costa Foundation (PCF) are partnering with Regione Toscana and University of Florence to host a hybrid conference in Florence, Italy. This event will feature in-person and online options for diverse stakeholders involved in wildfire management. All plenary sessions will be interpreted into multiple languages, including at least Italian, Spanish, and English. Other sessions may include live interpretation or automated translation through captioning.
The Call for Proposals Is Open!
We invite you to submit a proposal for a virtual or in-person presentation by June 15, 2022.

In-Person Presentation Options
  • Poster Presentation
  • Roundtable Discussion
  • Workshop
 Virtual Presentation Options
  • Live Oral Presentation
  • Pre-recorded Oral or Poster Presentation
  • Roundtable Discussion
  • Virtual Field Tour
Fire Ecology: Journal Updates

Open Special Collections
Consider submitting your paper to one of the following open special collections:

Recent Articles

Fire Ecology Chats: New Episode
A new episode of Fire Ecology Chats features Yana Valachovic and Eric Knapp about results from their study that assessed housing arrangement and vegetation-related factors associated with home loss in the 2018 Camp Fire and to determine whether California’s 2008 adoption of exterior building codes improved survival.
Fire Congress: On-Demand Registration
You can still register for the Fire Congress to view all the recorded presentations through May 2022. Registrants will also have access to the attendee lists, discussion boards, messaging, and meet-ups.

AFE members receive discounted registration rates, and we have tiered pricing for students, international attendees, and retirees. We also have registration scholarships available for current AFE members with financial hardships.
2022 Wayne Harrison Memorial Scholarship: Applications Due 3/31
The Wayne Harrison Memorial Scholarship supports the academic and professional growth of students through funding research, management, or education projects related to wildland fire science. Scholarships up to $2,500 are available for 2022, with applications due March 31. Click here for eligibility, application criteria, and the online submission form.
Upcoming Events

March 15, 2022

March 17, 2022

March 23, 2022

Conferences and Trainings
May 10-13, 2022
Alghero, Italy

May 23-27, 2022: Pasadena, California
June 6-10, 2022: Melbourne, Australia

Jun 13-16, 2022
Chattanooga, TN

September 6-9: Duluth, Minnesota

October 4-7, 2022
Florence, Italy and Online

Oct 31-Nov 4, 2022
Edmonton, Alberta

November 11-18: Coimbra, Portugal
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