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31 January - 3 February 2017

International Congress on Prescribed Fires


ICOPFIRES will be the first international congress about prescribed fires in Europe. We aim to connect the diverse stakeholders involved in forest management (e.g. local authorities, fire fighters, foresters, land managers and owners) with researchers from several fields, as biology, geography, ecology, sociology, meteorology, climatology, engineery, soil scientists, physicists among others. It is important to transfer knowledge among the participants and learning from the experiences from all the participants about the use of prescribed fire for land management. 

Read more: http://www.paucostafoundation.org/ICoPFires/

31 January 2017

14th International Wildland Fire Safety Summit

Barcelona, Spain

This 14th International Wildland Fire Safety Summit is themed on Decision Making in High Risk and High Consequence Environments.  In a world that is increasingly volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous, key decisions, made in time pressured environments, often have far reaching consequences on our people and on the community.

28 November - 2 December 2017

Fire Vision 20/20 - The 7th AFE International Fire Ecology & Management Congress

Orlando, Florida

The 2017 Association for Fire Ecology (AFE) International Fire Congress will offer an exciting blend of learning opportunities for fire managers, natural resource professionals, policy and administrative leaders, and the academic and research community. Presentations will feature the latest in research results and applications.

Workshops throughout the week will provide innovative training opportunities built on the research presentations. Special sessions will focus on unifying the science and applications around key management issues. Round table discussions will allow small groups to focus on key topics and principles.

5-9 February 2017

Restore, Regenerate, Revegetate- A Conference on Restoring Ecological Process, Ecosystems and Landscapers in a Changing World

Armidale, Australia

The sustainable management and restoration of terrestrial ecosystems has never been more important and challenging, given humankind’s growing reach throughout the biosphere and resulting accelerating changes from local to global level. It has been a decade since the revegetation industry, Landcarers, mine rehabilitation experts, carbon farmers, wildlife scientists, natural resource managers, restoration ecologists, conservation biologists and social scientists met nationally to review current theory and practice in restoration science, practice and landscape repair to sustain ecosystems and services for multiple objectives.

23-24 March 2017

Rainforests of Subtropical Australia: A symposium of science and practice

Gold Coast, Australia

Featuring many of Australia’s leading rainforest experts make sure you keep aside the 23rd and 24th March 2017 to attend this once in every 10-year event.
If you're interested in getting involved with the symposium, please contact Paul Donatiu or Susie Chapman.
Will include a Fire and Rainforest Forum. 

More details to come: http://www.seqcatchments.com.au/announcements/rainforests-of-subtropical-australia

10 March 2017

Individual Property Fire Management Planning Workshop for Redland City Council Residents

Indigiscapes, Runnymead Road Capalaba

Do you have a Fire Management Plan for your property?

Join representatives from Redland City Council, Queensland Fire & Emergency Service and SEQ Fire & Biodiversity Consortium to learn more about Fire Management for your property and balancing fire safety with conservation of bush land flora and fauna. To RSVP phone 3824 8611 or email IndigiScapes@redland.qld.gov.au


for residents of Redland City Council. 

30-31 May 2017

NCC'c 2017 Bushfire Conference

Sydney, Australia

The Nature Conservation Council of NSW is proud to present our 11th Biennial Bushfire Conference Fire, Fauna and Ferals: from backyards to bush
We are now accepting abstracts for presentations, speed talks, and posters. Please submit abstracts by Wednesday 8th February, 2017.
Four Key Conference Themes:
  • Buildings and backyards for people, plants and animals – risk, resilience and adaptation. How can community acceptance of fire as an integral part of our natural systems be supported and broadened?
  • Using fire for restoration. How is fire being used for ecological restoration and integrated with other land management practices?
  • Fire and fauna. What has been learnt about the interactions of fire, fauna and habitat and how is this knowledge influencing on-ground management practices?
  • Fire, weeds and ferals. How can the interactions of fire, weeds and feral animal species be managed most effectively?

4-7 September 2017

AFAC 2017: Collaborating for Success – Improving performance in emergency management

Sydney, Australia

Collaborating and improving performance is essential for success in emergency management. Innovating in the face of disruptions and developing our people to successfully manage organisations of the future is a key challenge. Understanding what our people need in order to deliver what communities expect is no simple task. Working together is how we will deliver the best results. AFAC17 will focus on how we can work together to improve our performance, what leading the way looks like and who will benefit from our collective effort.