Holiday Inn on the Bay, San Diego, California
THE CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION FOR FIRE ECOLOGY (CAFE)
in association with Humboldt State University, is hosting the Pacific Coast Fire Conference: Changing Fire Regimes, Goals and Ecosystems. Fire and fuel managers, planners, implementers, resource specialists, fire ecologists, decision makers, researchers, students and fire fighters should all plan to attend.
Recent high-profile fires exhibiting extraordinary size, severity, or urban-interface effects have captured public attention in California and the Pacific Northwest. Past management activities, weather extremes, and community development patterns may all have contributed to fire spread and effects.
This conference will provide a timely forum for the exchange of information on the ecology and management of fire adapted and affected ecosystems along the Pacific Coast of the United States and Canada, from the ocean to the Sierra-Cascade crest, in a time of changing climate and rapid population growth.
Award Nominations: The California Association for Fire Ecology is soliciting nominations for awards for excellence in fire in California:
The Student Association for Fire Ecology will present a Steward of Fire
award to a graduate and undergraduate student. The award recognizes
contributions to research or operational excellence, education
activities in fire ecology, and leadership. Nominations are due October
31. [Nomination form, PDF]
Academic Credit: One unit of academic credit is available for this conference through Humboldt State University.
The conference has been approved for 16 CEUs by the Society for Range Management. Forms will be available at registration check-in.