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 was held in Portland, Oregon March 27-30, 2006 and was titled Fuels Management — How to Measure Success. The U.S. Interagency Fuels Group, as well as several other organizations were cooperating to help plan, organize and put on this conference.

 Some of the topics included:

  • 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: 

Conference Proceedings now available online (September 2006):

Andrews, Patricia L.; Butler, Bret W., comps. 2006. Fuels Management-How to Measure Success: Conference Proceedings. 28-30 March 2006; Portland, OR. Proceedings RMRS-P-41. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 809 p.

For more information contact:

Bill Gabbert

Tel:      +1-605-890-2348

e-mail:  iawf@iawfonline.org


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