Accelerated and well-conducted research is more vital to the success of wildland fire management endeavors now than ever before.
In this “From the President’s Desk” column, re-printed from the September/October 2002 issue of Wildfire Magazine, Bruce Suenram suggests “A fresh approach to wildfire dichotomy.” A message calling for wiser planning and preparedness, new approaches, and a caution for the future — all of which remain far too timely today.
As we face profound ecological change, prescribed fire offers us a versatile and increasingly important tool
In the environment of today as well as that of the future, wildland fire is a very real and dominant force that warrants considerable attention and response. Since the inception of organized wildland fire management, wildland fire has dramatically evolved in scope, magnitude, and complexity — with an impact that reaches far beyond our profession […]
Imagining Future Wildland Fire Scenarios
For 26 years the International Association of Wildland Fire (IAWF) has made an unwavering commitment to serve the global wildland fire community. As shown below, we strive to facilitate communication, provide leadership, promote a better understanding of wildland fire, and build on the belief that an understanding of this dynamic force is vital for natural […]
If we are to be a learning organization, then how do we actively learn?
A reflection on wildland fire management dynamics may show us the patience needed for long-term success in fire management
A range of conferences and initiatives are moving us together into key questions about risk: what do we know, what needs to be learned, what lies ahead, how to advance knowledge, and how to use this knowledge to manage our risks.
Transforming fire management requires a true knowledge management program that integrates information management and decision-making processes