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


Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer opportunities are available for students to assist with conference support activities during the week. Students volunteering 4 hours of time during the conference qualify for half-price registration. Students volunteering 8 hours of time qualify for free registration. For more information contact the Southwest Fire Science Consortium Coordinator .

Travel Grants

The Travel, Research, and Educational Experience (TREE) Grant Program is an exciting new opportunity for students in wildland fire science and management. Through generous funding from the Joint Fire Sciences Program, students can apply to AFE for TREE grants up to $2,500 to fund student travel to fire-related conferences, symposia, workshops, and laboratories.

These competitively-awarded grants fund direct travel costs for transportation, lodging, food, registration fees, and printing or preparation of presentation materials (e.g. posters, maps, audio-visual materials). Both Graduate and undergraduate students are eligible to apply.

For more information or to receive a TREE grant application, contact Catia Juliana or Tim Ingalsbee, co-directors of AFE at office@fireecology.net.

Student Association for Fire Ecology (SAFE) Activities

The Student Association for Fire Ecology (SAFE) will hold a lunch meeting on Tuesday of the conference.  All SAFE members are invited to attend.

SAFE will also host a Student/Professional Mixer on Wednesday evening between the concurrent sessions and the banquet (5:00 – 6:30 pm).

To learn more about SAFE and other associated activities, visit the website: fireecology.net/safesection.html