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FUSEE Conference Presentations

One of the main ways that FUSEE has built our network of progressive, ecologically-minded fire professionals is through an active program of delivering oral presentations and hosting educational displays at fire science and management conferences, environmental conferences, and other public events. Below you will find some examples illustrating the broad range of topics that we raise, and the prestigious venues where FUSEE speakers have been welcomed. Look for us at a future fire-related conference or public event coming near you!

ORAL PRESENTATIONS/PLACES

“Ecological Fire Management: A New Paradigm for Living and Working with Wildfire” (March 2018)
Public Interest Environmental Law Conference, Eugene, OR

“Confessions of a Pyromantic or How I Learned to Stop Warring and Love Wild Fire” (Nov. 2017)
7th International Fire Ecology and Management Congress, Orlando, FL (Plenary Keynote Address)

“Whither the Paradigm Shift? Large Wildland Fires and the Wildfire Paradox Offer Opportunities for a New Paradigm of Ecological Fire Management” (Nov. 2017)
7th International Fire Ecology and Management Congress, Orlando, FL

“The Need for Science in Wildland Fire Management” (April 2017)
March for Science rally at the National Mall, Washington, D.C. (rally attended by crowd of 100,000)

“Fix the Forest Service Firefighting Budget!” (March 2017)
Public Interest Environmental Law Conference, Eugene, OR

“Ecological Fire Management: A Call to Action” (Nov. 2016)
3rd Southwest Fire Ecology Conference, Tucson, AZ

“Talk the Walk: A Call to Adopt ‘Ecological Fire Use’ as Official Fire Management Terminology” (Nov. 2016)
3rd Southwest Fire Ecology Conference, Tucson, AZ

“Yearn to Burn: Ecological Fire Use for Restoration Objectives” (Nov. 2015)
6th International Fire Ecology and Management Congress, San Antonio, TX

“Keeping Fire on Our Side: Managing Fire to Meet Political, Social, and Ecological Imperatives” (Nov. 2015)
6th International Fire Ecology and Management Congress, San Antonio, TX

“Managing Fire-Forests”
Forests and the Economy Symposium, Portland, OR (May 2015)

“Fire Keeps the Wild in Wilderness: A Vision of Ecological Fire Use for Wilderness Fire Management” (Oct. 2014)
National Wilderness Conference, Albuquerque, NM

“Restorationist Fire Use for Ecological Fire Management: Managing Large Wildfires by Design” (May 2014)
Large Wildland Fires Conference: Social, Political, and Ecological Effects, Missoula, MT

“Wordfire: Creating New Terms and Identities for Promoting Ecological Fire Management” (Oct. 2013)
Wildland Fire in the Appalachians Conference, Roanoke, VA

“Incendiary Rhetoric: Envisioning Alternative Fire Science and Management Terminology to Promote Fire Use and Ecological Fire Management” (Dec. 2012)
5th International Fire Ecology and Management Congress, Portland, OR

“Pyroganda in Praxis: FUSEE’s ‘Incendiary’ Rhetoric” (Nov. 2012)
Words on Fire Symposium, Corvallis, OR

“Smoke Signals: New Messages and Policies to Nurture Greater Public Tolerance for Forest Fire Smoke” (Nov. 2011)
Interior West Fire Ecology Conference, Snowbird, UT

“Native Forests Need Native Fires” (April 2011)
3rd Klamath Fire Ecology Symposium, Orleans, CA

“Friendly Fire: Assessing the Effects of Firing Operations in Managing Wildfires” (Oct. 2010)
3rd Fire Behavior and Fuels Conference, Spokane, WA.

“Burning Issues: Assessing the Ecological Effects of Suppression Firing Operations” (Dec. 2009)
4th International Fire Ecology and Management Congress, Savannah, GA

“Fighting Fire With Fire: The Environmental Effects of Suppression Firing Operations” (Dec. 2008) Pacific Coast Fire Conference Changing Fire Regimes, Goals, and Ecosystems, San Diego, CA

“Public Accountability and the Appropriate Management Response: Making ‘Appropriate Management Response’ a Toolbox Not a Tautology” (Sept. 2008)
The ’88 Fires: Yellowstone and Beyond Conference, Jackson Hole, WY

“Appropriate Management Response for Responsible Fire Management” (April 2008)
Klamath Fire Ecology Symposium, Orleans, CA

“Fire Watch: Citizen Monitoring of Wildfire Operations” (March 2008)
Public Interest Environmental Law Conference, Eugene, OR

“Begging the Question: Integrating Safety, Ethical, and Ecological Sideboards into AMR” (Jan. 2008)
Fire in the Southwest: Integrating Fire Into Management of Changing Ecosystems Conference, Tucson, AZ

“The Perils and Promise of Using NEPA to Develop Fire Management Plans on the National Forests” (Oct. 2007)
Human Dimensions of Wildland Fire Conference, Fort Collins, CO

“Fire Watch: Monitoring Wildfires on the Web,” (Sept. 2007)
Society of Environmental Journalists Annual Convention, Palo Alto, CA

“The Heat is On: Wildland Firefighters Confront Global Warming and Wildfires” (March 2007)
Public Interest Environmental Law Conference, Eugene, OR

“Collateral Damage: The Environmental Effects Of The 2002 Biscuit Fire Suppression Actions” (Nov. 2006)
3rd International Fire Ecology and Management Congress, San Diego, CA

“Scorched Earth Forestry: Firefighters Speak Out Against Fire Salvage Logging, Stand Up For Fire Ecology Restoration” (March 2006)
Public Interest Environmental Law Conference, Eugene, OR

Pre-FUSEE Conference Presentations

“Fuel Breaks for Wildland Fire Management: A Moat or a Drawbridge for Ecosystem Fire Restoration?” (Nov. 2003)
2nd International Fire Ecology and Management Congress, Orlando, FL

“The Role of Non-Governmental Organizations in Fire Education, Fuels Reduction, and Forest Restoration” (Dec. 2002)
Managing Fire and Fuels in the Remaining Wildlands and Open Spaces of the Southwestern U.S.A., San Diego, CA

“The War on Wildfire: Firefighting and the Militarization of Forestry,” (Oct. 2001)
Wildland Fire Distinguished Scholars Guest Lecture Series, University of California at Berkeley, CA

“Weathering Firestorms of Controversy: Addressing Conservationists’ Concerns About Federal Fire Management and Ecosystems Restoration Projects” (Nov. 2000)
Fire Conference 2000: The 1st National Congress on Fire Ecology, Prevention, and Management, San Diego, CA

“The Warner Fire Process Research Natural Area Proposal: A New Paradigm for Managing Research and Restoration of Dynamic Ecosystem Processes,” (June 2000)
American Association for the Advancement of Science Conference, Ashland, OR

“Research and Restoration of Dynamic Ecosystem Processes: The Warner Creek Fire Process Research Natural Area Proposal” (Nov. 1999)
Fire Management: Emerging Policies and New Paradigms Symposium, San Diego, CA

“Fire Ecology and Ecosystem Restoration: Rekindling a New Relationship with the Earth” (March 1999)
Public Interest Environmental Law Conference, Eugene, OR

“Fire Ecology Activists: Torchbearers at the Frontiers of Fire Science and Forest Management” (Feb. 1999)
Southern Oregon University Science Seminar, Ashland, OR (keynote plenary address)

“Introduction to the New Federal Fire Management Policies: Implications for Wildlands Protection and Restoration” (May 1998)
National Wilderness Conference, Seattle, WA

“Learn from the Burn: The Warner Creek Fire Ecology Research Natural Area Proposal” (March 1998)
Fire Effects on Rare and Endangered Species and Habitats Conference; Coeur d’Alene, ID