Prescribed burn near Black Butte Ranch in the Deschutes National Forest, Oregon

Large Wildland Fires:  Social, Political & Ecological Effects

University of Montana, Missoula, USA. May 19-23, 2014

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 and restore ecosystems altered by past fire exclusion, and improve resiliency in the face of ongoing 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 by the Joint Fire Science Program.

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Check out our excellent selection of Field Trips and Workshops!  Field trips will be held on Wednesday afternoon and all day Friday!  Sign up soon to reserve your seat on the bus for one of these great trips.  Nominal fee for transportation is due upon registration.  Workshops are filling up fast, these are free and open to all conference registrants.  Take advantage of this opportunity to get additional training, but spaces are limited and available on a first come first serve basis, so don’t delay, sign up today!  Registration Forms for these optional activities, as well as for the Awards Banquet will be emailed upon completion of your conference registration.  If you’ve registered and need this link again, contact the AFE office.

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