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The Association for Fire Ecology (AFE) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the knowledge and use of fire in land management. Our members include scientists, educators, students, managers, practitioners, policymakers, and interested citizens. Anyone who supports our mission can of AFE and through active involvement can help shape the emerging profession and growing field of fire ecology.


Diversity and Inclusivity Initiative   

AFE has established a new committee to ensure that diversity and inclusivity goals are always considered in all organizational activities, to assess the degree of commitment and achievement, and to report updated information to the AFE Board on status and accomplishments. The Committee will consist of representatives from the AFE Board and membership, and seeks to leverage the widest range of experience and ideas, include representation of diverse viewpoints, and ensure equal opportunity to participate. Click here to read the committee charter, and be on the lookout for more information coming soon for how to join the committee and become involved in this initiative! AFE Certification Program
AFE has a certification program for fire ecologists, managers, and technicians, as well as an academic certification program. The AFE Certification Committee reviews applications annually. 2018 applications for both programs are due October 15. Start getting your application ready now - Get Certified! 
Wildland Fire Academic Program Certification 

Save the Date! Tucson Fire Congress 2019

The 8th International Fire Ecology and Management Congress will redefine the ecological concept of pyrodiversity to explore cross-cutting issues across a variety of disciplines. The complexity of wildland fire requires partners to consider diverse perspectives and disciplines at multiple scales to develop strategies for living in fire-dominated landscapes. We welcome managers, practitioners, scientists, policy makers, and community members to join us. Our conference will engage participants in presentations, workshops, field trips, fire circle discussions, and networking. Look for the Call for Proposals in early January!


AFE is proud to award three individuals with Lifetime Achievement Awards in 2018. We are looking forward to presenting these awards at the 2019 Fire Congress in Tucson, Arizona. Please join us in congratulating Neil, Winston, and Tom! Read about the award winners.

Fire Ecology Now Published by SpringerOpen

We are very excited to announce that Fire Ecology is now published by SpringerOpen. This change will advance Fire Ecology so that it will rank among the very best journals in wildland fire science!


Authors should now submit all manuscripts on the SpringerOpen website. Previously published papers are still available at fireecologyjournal.org. We are planning to move these papers to the new publication system in the future, but for now please use our existing journal website to view and download articles.


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Explore the World of Wildand Fire Videos

As part of AFE's Education Committee, the Wildland Fire Education and Training Collaborative (WETC) is producing a video series called The World of Wildland Fire. These free wildland fire instructional videos provide both basic fire science and more advanced wildland fire topics. Several videos have been completed and are now available at www.worldofwildlandfire.com.

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