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.

AFE is accepting 2019 applications for the Wildland Fire Professional Certification Program and the Academic Program until September 1. Get your application ready and join more than 120 certified wildland fire ecologists, managers, and technicians and 9 certified academic programs! 

We are accepting nominations for the 2019 Lifetime Achievement Awards and Student Excellence Awards. Nominations are due by August 15; awards will be presented at the 8th International Fire Ecology and Management Congress in Tucson, AZ this November. 

2018 Annual Report

Our 2018 Annual Report shares information about membership, partnerships and collaborations, budget allocation, the 2018 Fire Continuum Conference, and more!

Call for Proposals: 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.

The Call for Proposals is open. We invite you to submit your proposals for oral and poster presentations, fire circles, and attached meetings. Visit the Congress Website for details and online submission forms.  

Fire Ecology Journal

AFE’s journal, Fire Ecology, publishes peer-reviewed articles on all ecological and management aspects relating to wildland fire. Fire Ecology is open access and has published more than 30 issues since 2005.

As of 2018, Fire Ecology is being published by SpringerOpen. Visit the SpringerOpen website to access journal articles and to learn about submitting a manuscript. You can also sign up to receive alerts from SpringerOpen to stay updated on new Fire Ecology articles.

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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