The Wildland Fire Canada 2016 conference is fast approaching and we are looking for exciting and innovative presentations. This year’s theme, Building Resilience, is designed to reflect a critical fire management objective and challenge where changing patterns of wildland fire and other stressors demand resiliency within our landscape, communities and fire management organizations.
The program features four exciting streams:
- Anticipating Change – scenarios, monitoring & prediction tools; climate change, complexity, fire danger & behaviour
- Designing Resilient Fire Management Systems – designing wildfire management systems to facilitate successful outcomes, strategies, tactics and practices to cope with increasing fire complexity and extreme events; decision support, prevention communication, human factors, new technologies
- Defining and Managing Resilient Landscapes – understanding and managing for fire-resilient landscapes; fuel management, fire management planning, economics of treatments, case studies of successes
- Planning Smarter, Safer, Resilient Communities – strategies, tactics and practices to create more fire resilient communities; community planning and policy, public engagement, emergency operations
*Note – an earlier emailed version of this newsletter had an incorrect description for the ‘Resilient fire managements systems’ theme. This one is correct. We apologize for the error.
To submit an abstract and register please visit www.wildlandfire2016.ca/abstract-submission. Check out our website for details about awards, workshops, excursions…and more! Submission deadline is June 30, 2016 so get your abstract in today.
*Wildland Fire Canada 2016’s Organizing Committee acknowledges the devastation caused by the current fire season in Fort McMurray, Alberta and other regions. Our thoughts are with those impacted by, and responding to these events.