Wildfire 2007


 5-6June 2007, Dalby Forest, North Yorkshire, UK

Now in its third year, Wildfire brings together a host of high profilespeakers from across the UK, as well as experts from the USA and Europe,alongside exhibitors showing the latest wildfire fighting equipment and services.

Who’s it for?

By hosting a range of optional workshops on a wide variety of subjects,Wildfire 2007 will offer a tailored route through the event for a broad range ofpeople, including:

  • Countryside Managers
  • Fire & Rescue Personnel
  • Emergency Planning & Resilience Staff
  • Estate Owners & Managers
  • Foresters
  • Local Authority & National Park Staff
  • Policy Makers
  • Equipment Manufacturers & Suppliers


A full programme of events will be available to download very soon. Topicscovered during the event will include:

  • Policy towards preventing and fighting wild fires
  • Increasing water supplies for moorland fire fighting in the Peak District
  • Wildfire Management – effect on the historic environment
  • Fylingdales Moor – A case study
  • Peak District Fire Operations Group
  • Fire & Rescue Services Act 2004, a lost opportunity?
  • Spatial distribution and timing of moorland wildfires
  • Northumberland Fire Group
  • The US Smokey Bear Programme – 50 years of experience
  • Bushfire Restoration in Australia


Amongst others, speakers from the following organisations will be appearingat Wildfire 2007:

  • Environment Agency
  • Forestry Commission
  • English Heritage
  • US Forest Service Fire & Aviation Section
  • North York Moors National Park Authority
  • University of Manchester
  • Moors for the Future Project
  • Northwoods
  • Peak District National Park Authority
  • Yorkshire Water


Wildfire 2007 will take place on the 5th & 6th of June 2007 in DalbyForest, situated in the beautiful North York Moors National Park, near theattractive market town of Pickering and only 45 minutes from the A1.

A courtesy bus will also operate from local train stations.

Dalby Forest is ideally situated to host Wildfire 2007 with its state of theart visitor centre and a range of outdoor sites. There is also a wide variety ofaccommodation nearby from country house hotels to comfortable B&Bs orself-catering options.

There is a wide range of accommodation in the area and further details areavailable on the following sites. Alternatively you can telephone the PickeringTourist Information Centre (01751 473791) who can provide a list ofaccommodation and make bookings with some providers on your behalf. If you arehaving trouble finding accommodation or want further advice please contact enquiries@wildfire2007.org.uk.

Access to the Dalby Forest site is via a toll road controlled by the ForestryCommission. Only delegates who have pre-booked will be able to access theconference site.

Conference home page


You can book online or by post – see Bookpage. Early booking is recommended – Wildfire 2003 & Wildfire 2005 were bothfully booked.


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