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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.

Save the Date! Tucson Fire Congress 2019

The Fire Continuum Conference Wrap-Up


Thank you to everyone who participated in the Fire Continuum Conference in Missoula, Montana in May. We had a great conference, with over 650 attendees from 24 countries!
We've posted many conference photos in a shared album. You can add your conference photos to the album to share with others, and you can easily download any of the images as well. Enjoy!! Also, Dave Zader (City of Boulder) took super photos of the fun Marshall Mountain After Party. Check out his shared album, and find yourself!


Conference proceedings and recordings of plenary presentations will be available soon!

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 September 1. Start getting your application ready now - Get Certified! 
Sexual Harassment and Gender Discrimination in Wildland Fire Management Must Be Addressed 

As more reports of sexual harassment and gender discrimination in wildland fire professions are shared, AFE remains committed to serving our members and the broader wildland fire community by promoting awareness about this issue. Our 2016 position paper focuses on the prevalence of sexual harassment and gender discrimination, its causes and impacts, and potential solutions. We believe our recommendations are as important as ever and applaud the individuals who are stepping forward to lead change.


Read AFE's Position Paper


View the Position Paper Infographic 


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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