Fuels Management–How to Measure Success

1stFire Behavior and Fuels Conference – How to Measure Success

International Association ofWildland Fire (IAWF)

27-30 March 2006, Portland, Oregon, U.S.A

The International Association of Wildland Fire is beginning a series of “Fire Behavior and Fuels Conferences”. The first one, to be held in Portland, Oregon March 27-30, 2006, will be Fuels Management — How to Measure Success. The U.S. Interagency Fuels Group, as well as several other organizations to be announced later, will be cooperating to help plan, organize and put on this conference. The first announcement is below; further announcements and a call for papers will be forthcoming. 

 Some of the topics will include:

  • Methods for fuel characterization
  • Wildland Urban Interface
  • Working across boundaries
  • Collaboration to get the fuels treated
  • Wilderness, Parks, and Roadless areas
  • Case studies, learning from successes and failures
  • Computer modeling tools
  • Modeling fire behavior related to changes in fuels
  • International experiences
  • Qualifications and skill levels
  • Expanding the work force wiht contracting
  • Policy, practices, and procedures
  • Vendor displays

Conference flyer and website: 

Who should attend:

  • Decision makers
  • Prescribed burners
  • Fuels Planners
  • Wildland-Urban Interface planners
  • Firefighters
  • Researchers

For more information contact:

Bill Gabbert

Tel:      +1-605-890-2348

e-mail:  iawf@iawfonline.org



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