Thank you for a great week in Monterey!
The 10th International Fire Ecology and Management Congress was held in Monterey, California December 4-8, 2023 with more than 850 attendees. This event included 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.
Plenary Session Videos
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.