Dear AFE Supporter,
Season Greetings from the Association for Fire Ecology!
As you know, we are a small non-profit organization with big goals. Many of you have attended our regional conferences and our international fire ecology and management congresses. You know how fantastic these events are, and the importance they play in serving the fire community. We work very hard to bring fire professionals from agencies, academic institutions, and non-governmental organizations together to share knowledge and expertise.
What you may not know is that we are increasing the frequency of our events. Our last fire congress was in 2015 in
, and we are planning our next one in 2017 in
. Our goal is to host these international gatherings every 2 years instead of every 3 years. With that goal comes an increased need for staffing and higher operating expenses. Your membership and donations will give us the added support we need to make these goals sustainable.
As well, we are growing our
certification programs and increasing the frequency of our
. Our student participation and
membership has never been greater, our
continues to grow in rankings, and our international reach is continuing to expand!
Your annual membership dues and donations help us so much, as do
generous end-year donations. AFE is a 501(c)(3) organization, so all donations are tax-deductible.
Thank you, and Happy New Year!
Timothy Ingalsbee and Catia Juliana,