FUSEE Fires Up the National Wilderness Conference!

FUSEE members attended the National Wilderness Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico, commemorating the 50th anniversary of one of America’s premier environmental protection laws: the Wilderness Act.

FUSEE gave a presentation on Ecological Fire Use that was well received, and hosted an exhibit booth that showcased our programs and projects. This was a rare opportunity participating in a “non-fire” conference event, and we met many fire-wise agency managers in recreation and wilderness management, along with fire-loving wilderness advocates from nonprofit organizations. The great reception we enjoyed and the awesome people we met at the conference were an inspiration, confirming our belief that wilderness areas provide a great opportunity for developing the  policies and practices of Ecological Fire Management, our vision of active fire management that works with instead of “fighting against” the natural process of wildfire.

Expect FUSEE to be more closely monitoring wilderness fire incidents next summer, looking for success stories of progressive managers applying fire use for ecological benefits, and documenting those incidents applying inappropriate aggressive suppression actions.

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