Feb. 27-March 1, 2012
Santa Fe, New Mexico

2011 was a record-breaking fire year for the Southwest that underscored the importance of collaboration for defining research needs and building resiliency in fire-adapted ecosystems. This conference will engage researchers, decision makers, and practitioners across disciplines. We will address fire's role in restoration of watersheds and wildlife habitats, and in sustaining ecosystem services for future generations, with a focus on the fire-adapted ecosystems of the North American Greater Southwest.

Join the Association for Fire Ecology (AFE), in association with Humboldt State University and the Southwest Fire Science Consortium, for the Southwest Fire Ecology Conference in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Activities at the conference include:

  • A field trip featuring the Las Conchas Fire and the SW Jemez Restoration Strategy led by local land managers and partners.
  • Workshops and courses led by regional and national instructors.
  • An opening plenary featuring diverse and timely remarks by regional experts.
  • A closing plenary with lessons learned and future challenges from the 2011 fire season.
  • ┬áConference sessions including roundtable discussions, special sessions, and contributed talks and posters on the latest research in the Southwest.
  • Associated meetings for partner organizations.
  • A banquet and awards ceremony to provide networking opportunities and recognize outstanding members of the fire ecology community.
  • Anyone interested in the fire ecology and the general ecology of this area should plan to attend.