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Wicked Problem, New Solutions: Our Fire, Our Problem
Portland, Oregon
The International Fifth Fire Behavior + Fuels Conference in

Thank you for attending the conference!

Thank you to those who attended the conference in Portland. We trust you experiences a highly educational/engaging and entertaining week featuring selected keynote addresses, numerous plenary, concurrent, and poster presentations, panel discussions, vendor exhibits/displays, and other special sessions (e.g. field trips, staff ride) that will advance the knowledge and practice of fire behavior and fuels management in the field of Wildland Fire and support sounds choices in fire management.

 

 

The Call for Presentations Proposals is now closed.

The program in Portland included Oral Presentations, Poster Presentations and Special Session on the topics listed below:

  • Fuels and Fuels Treatments
  • Fire Behavior
  • Prescribed Burning
  • Fire and Smoke Modeling
  • Smoke Management
  • Shared Responsibility, Community Partnerships and Engagement
  • Community Protection and Adaptation
  • Wildland Fire Policy
  • Risk assessment, management and decision support systems
  • Fire Danger and Fire Weather
  • Fire and Climate Change
  • Fire and Carbon Dynamics
  • Fire impacts (communities, infrastructure, biodiversity, water, carbon, etc)
  • Fire effects (vegetation, fuels. soils, benefit and effects analysis)
  • Fire Suppression
  • Incident Management
  • Economics of Wildland Land fire management
  • Fire management planning
  • Firefighter and Public Safety
  • Technology
  • Cohesive Strategy
  • Case Studies & Lessons Learned
  • Other

     
A Call for Presentations

Presentations

We are pleased to share the General Session Presentations from both the Portland and Melbourne locations.

5th International Fire Behavior and Fuels Conference Keynote Presentations on Vimeo.

Keynote Presentation at 5th International Fire Behavior and Fuels Conference April 2016

Wicked (Fire) Problems, Sweet (and Messy) Solutions presented by Ron Steffens, Professor, Green Mountain College; Fire Analyst and Incident Commander, Teton National Park; FBF Conference Co-chair

Fire is the Problem and Fire is the Solution Fire is the Problem and Fire is the Solution presented by Dr Kevin Tolhurst AM, Assoc. Prof., Fire Ecology and Management, Department of Forest and Ecosystem Science, University of Melbourne

 

5th International Fire Behavior and Fuels Conference Joint Panel Session  on Vimeo.

Joint Panel Session at 5th International Fire Behavior and Fuels Conference April 2016

How Do We Make the Complex Tradeoffs Necessary to Effectively Manage Fuels for Ecosystem Health and Public Safety?
Moderator: Tamara Wall, Desert Research Institute and Alan Goodwin, CFO, Dept. of Environment, Land, Water & Planning, VIC
Panelists: Lynn M. Decker, North America Fire Learning Network Director, The Nature Conservancy Zachary Prusak, The Nature Conservancy, Florida Fire Manager and Central Florida Conservation Program Director Leland W. Tarnay, Ecologist, Air Quality, Smoke, Landscape Fire, Pacific Southwest Research Station, Liam Fogarty, Director Knowledge and Community Engagement, Depart. of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, Murray Carter, Director Office of Bushfire Risk, Depart. of Fire and Emergency Services, Sandra Whight, Manager Fuel Reduction Unit Tasmania Fire Service, Sarah McCaffrey, Research Forester, United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service

 

IAWF 5th FBF Vicki Christiansen on Vimeo.

Plenary speech by Vicki Christiansen, association deputy director, US Forest Service, at the 5th Fire Behavior and Fuels Conference. April 13, 2016. Portland, OR. International Association of Wildland Fire (IAWF).

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