Join AFE or Renew Your Membership

Welcome! Your membership helps support important programs that seek to improve the knowledge and use of fire in land management through science and education, including the open access journal Fire Ecology, student activities, the Wildland Fire Certification Program, and more. Learn more about membership benefits. 

By becoming an AFE member, you are joining a global community of scientists, educators, students, managers, practitioners, policymakers, and interested citizens helping to shape the emerging profession and growing field of fire ecology. 

Membership Options

In September 2018 we updated our membership options. Please select the membership type that is most appropriate for your current situation and remember that membership types can be changed upon renewal. If you have any questions, please contact us at office@fireecology.net.

Joining or Renewing Your Membership Online

The preferred method for joining or renewing your membership is by using the links below, which will take you to our online member system. 

Note: To access your online account, you will need your username (your email) and password. If you've forgotten your password, click here to reset it. Our database tracks memberships through your email, not your name.  If you have changed your email address, please access your account with your old email and then change it to your new email. If you are not sure if you have an account or if you need assistance, please email office@fireecology.net.   

Paying Online

Your invoice will contain information for paying your membership fee online. You can pay with a credit card, debit card, or PayPal account.


As of September 2018, members have the option to set up recurring payments for their annual membership fees. When you join or renew, just select the option for "automatic renewal" for your membership type. You will need a PayPal account for recurring payments to process properly.

Paying by Check  

Checks may take up to 6 weeks to be processed and to have your account updated. Please ignore reminder emails that are autogenerated from our database when paying by check.

Make checks out to Association for Fire Ecology and note "membership" in the subject line. 

Mail to:

Association for Fire Ecology

PO Box 50412

Eugene, OR


Joining or Renewing By Mail

If you’d like to begin or renew your AFE membership by mail, rather than using our online membership system, please print and complete this form, include your payment, and mail to:
Association for Fire Ecology
PO Box 50412
Eugene, OR

We will create or update your online membership account upon receipt (you may choose not to access or use this account, but we use it to track membership in one central database). Please ignore reminder emails that are autogenerated from our database when renewing by mail.

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