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.
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Want a quick overview of the event? Click here for a PDF registration and program packet.
Call for Proposals
The Call for Proposals is now closed. Thank you to everyone who submitted a proposal! The notifications for oral presentations have been emailed to all presenters. Poster presentation abstracts are currently in review, and presenters will be notified by September 15.
Monterey County is the ancestral homelands of the Esselen, Rumsen, Chalone, Sureño, Chunchunes, and Guatcharrone 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 the Esselen Tribe of Monterey County, our local host tribe, to integrate cultural knowledge and traditions throughout the event.
You can learn more about tribes in the local area at the following websites: