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Welcome new members from Germany, India, Greece, Canada, Australia, & U.S.

Nominations open September 23.  We encourage you to gather your information and nominate some very deserving folks for these prestigious awards! Award recipients do not need to be IAWF members. Awards: Wildland Fire Safety Award, Ember Award for Excellence in Wildland Fire Science, Firebreak Award for Excellence in Wildland Fire Management, Early Career Award in Fire Science, Early Career Award in Fire Operations. | Learn more
November 8th, 2018 marks a tragic moment in California history. In the midst of calamity from a midnight mass shooting, California’s first and sixth most devastating wildfires began. Despite occurring in vastly different landscapes, the wildfires unfolded in remarkably parallel fashion, simultaneously achieving tragic proportions.

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In the wake of the 2019 massive Australian bushfires, hundreds of people contacted Australia's peak citizen science body, Australian Citizen Science Association (ACSA), for guidance on how to participate in relevant scientific projects. These efforts demonstrated how scientific contributions can be made by all kinds of people – not just those working in labs with years of training and access to high-powered instruments. | Read the full story 
In the context of climate change, two recent widespread wildfires (2002 and 2015) affecting Araucaria forests appear to be novel and an early indication of a climate change-driven shift in fire regimes in north-west Patagonia.
Top Italian Wildfire Experts weigh in on recent wildfires: Greenpeace Italy and Italian Society of Silviculture and Forest Ecology published a recent report on wildfires and climate change in Italy.

Italian version | Spanish version

The Lessons on Fire platform it is a global repository for anyone to freely post multidisciplinary information on forest fires.
The France & Australia Bushfire Science Workshop will build on the international interest in Australia in bushfire response following the 2019-20 Australian bushfire season. Current and future collaborators in bushfire and hazard research will gain a consolidated and greater appreciation of where joint activity is needed to better prepare for, support, and respond to expected and emerging challenges.
September 15 - 17, 2020 | REGISTER
A series of interactive panel discussions to encourage collaboration between fire managers & researchers. This series will be built on questions from attendees. Join us for a chance to get the latest in fire science & management.
November 19: Pairing Historical Fire Regimes with Silviculture
December 17: Using Fire Seasonality to Open the Burn Window
January 21: Fire & Climate Change 
REGISTER (Same link for all panels)
IAWF Workforce Resilience Ignite Talk Series
October 6th 3:00 pm MDT
Emotional Intelligence for Wildland Fire Professionals
Why It Matters and Why You Should Care

Learn More and Register
October 28, 2020 11:00-2:00 pm MDT

The Cohesive Strategy in 2020: 
Dynamic Adaptation in a Novel World

Join us for this free interactive online event

Featured Speakers:
Vicki Christiansen, Chief, US Forest Service
Jeff Rupert, Director, Office of Wildland Fire, DOI
George Geissler, State Forester, Washington State DNR

Presented by International Association of Wildland Fire in Partnership with the Wildland Fire Leadership Council (WFLC) and its Western, Southeastern and Northeastern Regional Strategy Committees

A Global Virtual Conference for Real-World Problems

May 24 - 27, 2021

Join us on a trip around the world through the lens of wildland fire. The IAWF will present real-world risks and opportunities in an online environment. We will connect a truly international audience with global topics and speakers from around the world, on different continents and time zones. The IAWF 16th Wildland Fire Safety Summit and the 6th Human Dimensions of Wildland Fire Conference will address the issues that make the global wildland fire community safe, smart and supported.
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