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3rd Southwest Fire Ecology Conference 

Beyond Hazardous Fuels:
Managing Fire for Social, Economic and Ecological Benefits 

Nov. 28-Dec. 2, 2016
Tucson Arizona
Loews Ventana Canyon Resort
As part of the Southwest conference this year, we plan to host roundtable discussions designed to identify communication issues that occur during wildfires, to understand and appreciate varied perspectives, and to brainstorm scenarios where good communication enables managers to meet resource objectives more readi ly.  Socioeconomic implications of fire will also be a large part of the conference.  We will have Workshops & Trainings, Attached Meetings, Rx 310 Class, and several field trip options.  Plan to join us in Tucson for this important event!
Geography & Region
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The larger conference will allow for presentation of new science from researchers and land managers from fire-adapted ecosystems throughout the greater Southwest Borderlands Region (eg: Arizona, California, Colorado, New Mexico, western Oklahoma, western Texas, Utah and northern Mexico). Ecosystems of interest include deserts, grasslands, riparian and wetlands, chaparral, pinyon-juniper, and mixed conifer. 
This conference will engage researchers, decision makers, and practitioners in friendly roundtable discussions on key issues, informed by scientific and practitioner talks and panel debates.   An important objective is for participants to become acquainted with emerging initiatives and partnering opportunities that can enhance their fire community capabilities. 
Fire and ecosystem services; Communication and education of fire info: Planning for wildfire;
Wildfire management and ecological fire use; Collaborations and alliances for fire management;
Ecosystem resilience and climate change;
Fire management and fire ecology in Mexico;
Fire ecology and effects;
Smoke management;
Fire and economics
See website for details

Now Accepting Submissions for the following:

Special Sessions

Workshops and Trainings

Attached Meetings

Call for oral and poster presentations 
 abstract submissions 
opens April 1st

Early Bird Registration opens June 1

Other Upcoming AFE Events:
The 7th International Fire Ecology and Management Congress will be held in Orlando, Florida on Nov. 28-Dec. 2, 2017, at the Buena Vista Palace Spa and Hotel. 
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Our Conference will be held at the beautiful Loews Ventana Canyon Resort, at the base of the stunning Catalina Mountain range.
Sponsor this Event!
Sponsorship opportunities are available for support from government agencies, institutions, and businesses, ranging from $1,000 to $15,000 and higher.  Support of this important regional conference will be used to cover conference organizing and logistics, and help us keep registration fees low. Lower fees will help broaden participation by federal, state, and local government employees, educators, students, and other interested citizens.

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