Join Us in California for the 10th Anniversary of the International Fire Ecology and Management Congress!
The 10th International Fire Ecology and Management Congress will be held in Monterey, California December 4-8, 2023. This event will include workshops, field trips, and 3 full days of presentations, discussion groups, and networking opportunities around the theme, Igniting Connections: Celebrating our fire family across generations, cultures, and disciplines.
Monterey Bay is the ancestral homelands of the Amah Mutsun, Awaswas, Chalone, Coastanoan, Esselen, Oholone, Rumsen, Salinan, and Tamien people. We recognize they have stewarded the land in this region since time immemorial, have deep knowledge systems associated with the use of fire on the landscape, and are active stewards of the land today. AFE respectfully recognizes traditional ecological knowledge as science and the critical importance of cultural data sovereignty (see AFE’s TEK statement). We are happy to be collaborating with local tribes to integrate cultural knowledge and traditions into this event.