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 Achievements Awards: Nominations Due April 15

The Association for Fire Ecology is accepting award nominations for our 2018 Lifetime Achievement Awards and Student Excellence Awards! Nominations will be accepted through April 15, and awards will be presented at the "Street Eats and Beats" evening event on May 23 at the Fire Continuum Conference. Have someone in mind? Visit AFE's nomination process webpage for more information.

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

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Fire Ecology Now Published by SpringerOpen

We are very excited to announce that Fire Ecology, the journal of the Association for 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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NEW! 2017 AFE Annual Report

Our 2017 Annual Report shares information about membership, partnerships and collaborations, our commitment to increasing diversity, budget allocation, the 2017 Fire Congress, and more.

Videos from 2017 Fire Congress

Videos recordings of the 2017 Fire Congress plenary session presentations and more than 35 presentations from 4 special sessions are now available. Thanks to the presenters and our partners for making this excellent resource available!

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.

Attend Our Upcoming Conferences and Events

Once again, the Association for Fire Ecology and International Association of Wildland Fire will join forces to bring you an enlightening and innovative event! This not to be missed event will be held on the beautiful University campus in Missoula, Montana the week of May 21 - 24, 2018.

Visit the conference website for program information, including workshop and field trip descriptions. Manager scholarships and grants for graduate students are available! 

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