Guidelines: Submit your nomination for an individual or group that you believe is worth featuring in an issue of Wildfire magazine. We will need a justification for why an individual should be recognized, a short bio, and photo of the individual or group at work (if you have one). All IAWF members as well as people supporting the global wildland fire community
Each issue of Wildfire magazine will feature up to two individuals or groups. Individuals who are recognized in "Fired Up" will receive a one-year membership at IAWF, and groups who are recognized will receive up to five, one-year memberships.
Editors of Wildfire magazine and the IAWF Membership Committee
The magazine is written primarily by fire-management professionals, scientists and leaders working in the wildfire, bushfire and urban interface communities. These experts share their practical experience and knowledge as they examine issues that are key to our communities and profession.
We accept queries for article ideas and complete articles as well as photos and multimedia content. We suggest you review our Author Guidelines before you submit.
15th International Wildland Fire Safety Summit and 5th Human Dimensions of Wildland Fire Conference
Asheville, North Carolina
December 10-14, 2018
It has been more than 20 years since the social impacts of wildfires have begun to draw significant attention from policymakers and land managers. And the adverse effects on people, biodiversity, landscapes and infrastructure show no signs of abating given current trends in climate change. As a global community of practitioners and scientists interested in human dimensions and safety, we seek to spark discussion, interaction and engaged conversation about whether we are focusing on the right problem framings and consequent solutions to deal with these on-going wildfire challenges.
In an effort to shake things up, question convention and challenge the status quo, we solicit your help in submitting creative panels, proposals, and papers that dare to think outside the box in how we have been thinking about and framing the wildfire problem. In addition to traditional academic and practitioner presentations, we offer the opportunity to bring forward participatory, interactive and workshop-like ideas to help our community stretch our collective imagination about how we are defining our problems and solutions.
Deadline for submissions is August 15, 2018.
We are looking for proposals that will:
- Question conventional framing and assumptions underlying existing fire management practices
- Demonstrate more holistic thinking about fire management
- Unpack how status-quo solutions are not working
- Highlight different or non-traditional skill sets/ points of view
- Provide insight on how perspectives from other fields could inform thinking
- Cultivate a practitioner perspective by encouraging attendance of fire fighter/seasonal staff and local groups/organizations working in wildfire.
International Association of Wildland Fire
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