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3rd Central Oregon Fire Science Symposium
Oregon Prescribed Fire Council
Ecological and Social Effects of Fire Course 
The programs are set!
Please Join Us for an amazing "Week of Fire"


The week kicks-off Monday morning with the Ecological and Social Effects of Fire, a four day introductory course aimed at fuels and resource specialists and students interested in fire ecology offered in conjunction with the Central Oregon Fire Science Symposium and the Oregon Prescribed Fire Council meeting.


On Tuesday and Wednesday scientists will share their research at the 3rd Central Oregon Fire Science Symposium. Of particular note will be presentations on the recently completed Forests, People, Fire project; the effects of the Pole Creek Fire; fire history in lodgepole pine; fire in moist mixed conifer forests; wildfire and insect interfaces; and the effects of fire in Great Basin ecosystems.


Thursday is the inaugural meeting of the Oregon Prescribed Fire Council which will bring together a diverse group of people from around the state to discuss common issues of prescribed fire and the formation of a formal organization.

Central Oregon Fire Science Symposium 
$50, $25 students and retirees, $10 student volunteers.  Free for COCC students.

Ecological and Social Effects of Fire in Central Oregon Course 
$50.  Must also register for the Symposium.  See website for details.

Inaugural Meeting of the Oregon Prescribed Fire Council
No charge, but please register in advance.


Invited Speakers

Oral Presentations at this event are by invitation only.  

All speakers should submit a complete abstract and bio on our abstract submission page. 


Poster Presentations

Posters can describe detailed elements of a project or research.   

See our website for complete Poster Guidelines.

The Ecological and Social Effects of Fire Course
Monday-Thursday, April 7-10


This introduction to fire effects class is intended for fuels and resource specialists who want a better understanding of how fire interacts with resource concerns and objectives.  This course will meet the standards for NWCG RX 310, Introduction to Fire Effects and undergraduate and graduate level credit is available through Oregon State University.  Students will attend an 8-hour classroom session on Monday, the Symposium on Tuesday and Wednesday, and on Thursday morning students will attend presentations at the Oregon Prescribed Fire Council meeting. 

Central Oregon Fire Science Symposium
Tuesday & Wednesday, April 8-9


The two day symposium brings together local resource and fire managers as well as researchers and students from across the West to present recent, current, and up-coming fire related science to better inform resource management in Central Oregon.  General topic areas include: The People, Forests, Fire project; Emerging research in Fire Ecology and Management; Insect/fire interactions; and Prescribed Fire.  

Inaugural meeting of the Oregon Prescribed Fire Council
Thursday, April 10


The Oregon Prescribed Fire Council (OPFC) began in early 2013 as a grass-roots effort in Central Oregon, in response to the need for a forum addressing common issues encountered in using prescribed fire as a land and resource management tool.  Smoke management, training, resource sharing, and legal liability are among the common issues that can be addressed collaboratively by prescribed fire councils.  The purpose of the first statewide OPFC meeting is to get members of the prescribed fire community from across the state of Oregon together, to collectively determine the council's purpose, what it hopes to achieve, and how it will organize itself.  

This event is organized by Association for Fire Ecology and Northwest Fire Science Consortium in partnership with Central Oregon Fire Management Service, Deschutes National Forest, the Bureau of Land Management, Oregon State University, and Central Oregon Community College.