About AFE & SAFE Awards
Lifetime Achievement Awards in Fire Ecology and Management
AFE strives to honor career achievement in fire ecology and management by recognizing the pioneers and early advocates in our field. At AFE’s conferences, the Biswell, Stoddard, and Wright Lifetime Achievement Awards are presented to individuals who have made a significant contribution to fire ecology and management in the United States, and who have inspired and mentored a generation of fire ecologists. Their contributions may be in research, management, teaching, service, outreach, or a combination of these areas.
The award for individuals whose primary work environment was in the western United States is named after Harold Biswell, longtime faculty member at the University of California-Berkeley. For those in the eastern United States, the award is named after the long-time prescribed fire advocate for longleaf pine management Herbert Stoddard, Sr. For the grasslands and shrublands, the award is named after Henry Wright of Texas Tech University.
Student Association for Fire Ecology (SAFE) Graduate and Undergraduate Student Excellence Awards
Two Student Excellence awards are presented each year, one to a graduate student and another to an undergraduate student who are active members of recognized SAFE chapters and who demonstrate superior academic achievement and involvement in fire related research and activities.
Any active member of AFE or SAFE can submit a nomination for the above awards. Please see our Nomination Process page for details.
Nominations for all awards should be sent by email to AFE Board of Directors President Dr. Brian Oswald.
and Management Congress in San Diego, CA, Nov. 2006.
Tyler Hawkins, 2006 SAFE Undergraduate Student Excellence Award winner
Bob Martin, 2003 Biswell Award winner
Bob Mutch, 2006 Biswell Award winner
Eric Pfaff, 2006 SAFE Student Poster Prize winner
Jay Lininger, 2006 SAFE Graduate Student Excellence Award winner
Not pictured: Ed Buckner, 2006 Stoddard Award winner