Diversity and Inclusivity

Diversity Statement

The Association for Fire Ecology respects all aspects of people including race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic background, age, religion, and ability. We seek to create learning environment that embraces differences and diversity, where all members of the fire community feel welcome, safe, and valued.

Click here to read the Diversity and Inclusivity Committee Charter.

Diversity and Inclusivity Committee

This committee monitors AFE activities to ensure that diversity and inclusivity goals are always considered, assesses the degree of commitment and achievement, and reports updated information to the Association Board on status and accomplishments. In addition, the committee observes the wildland fire profession and reports trends in discrimination, harassment, and diversity and inclusivity. The committee will strive to shift the pervasive culture of exclusion and harassment in many parts of the wildland fire ecology and management profession, helping to usher in a new era of fire ecology and management where representation of persons of different genders, races, ages, cultural backgrounds, and viewpoints, as well as other differences is the norm, not the exception. 

Committee Members: Karin Riley (Chair), Ernesto Alvarado, Renaldo Arroyo, Faith Berry, Emily Booth, Linda Chappell, Adam Coates, Garrett Meigs, Diego Pérez-Salicrup, Melissa Pingree, Susan Prichard, Amanda Rau, Charlotte Reemts, Barb Satink Wolfson, Dana Skelly, Camille Stevens-Rumann, Kip Van de Water, Monique Wynecoop, Tom Zimmerman


Share feedback or report a non-urgent issue

You can email or call the AFE office at 541-852-7903, office@fireecology.net and we can get you in touch with the Diversity and Inclusivity Committee Chair, the AFE Board President, or others within the organization as needed.

We also have an online form where you can submit comments, reports, and other information you'd like to share with AFE. If you chose, you can remain anonymous by not including your contact information on this form: https://fireecology.wufoo.com/forms/w1u5dajd1ihwl6e/

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