4th International symposium on fire economics, planning and policy climate change and wildfires

Meeting or Conference
Autonomous University of Chapingo; Mexican Fund for the Conservation of Nature (FMCN); National Forestry Commission; United States Department of Agriculture (USDA); Universidad de Córdoba
05-11 Nov 2012
Mexico (Mėxico )


From its inception the intent of the The Fourth International Symposium on Fire Economics, Planning, and Policy: Climate Change and Wildfires has been to bring to the forefront the relevance of these topics not normally discussed in other wildland fire conferences. Since the Third Symposium held in Carolina, Puerto Rico, disastrous events in the 2007 to 2011 fire seasons, in Australia, China, Mexico, Russia, Spain, and United States, among others, have exacerbated the wildfires problem.

Climate change seems to be playing an important role in the problem. Many changes in policy have taken place in response to the new challenges. It is time again to come together as a community of interest to address the ever present wildfire problems and share experiences on how different regions of the world are dealing with in. We hope this forum provides you with information helpful to your decision making process.


  • Climate change and wildland fires: reality or illusion?

  • Theory and models for strategic fire planning

  • Economic analysis and integrated wildland fire management

  • Forest fires and sustainable forest management

  • Public policies (national and international level) and the wildland fire management problem

  • Hazardous fuels treatment, wildland fire use and fire suppression activities: reduction or contribution to green house gases emissions?

  • Poster session: Examples of fire management plans; strategic fire resource allocation, etc.

  • Round table: Climate change and Mega Fires: discussion of potential solutions


Plenary and poster sessions will seek to:

  • Provide a forum where professionals and practitioners come together to discuss the relevance of strategic wildland fire management planning, economic analysis, and public policies of wildland fire management.

  • Sharing the most recent developments and technologies for optimizing fire management expenditures.

  • Exploring the tradeoffs between hazardous fuels treatments, wildland fire use and fire suppression expenditures.

  • Analyze and evaluate the potential relationship between climate change and wildland fires, particularly Mega fires.

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Event fee

From $125 to $400 US

Target audience

The symposium will be of interest to wildland fire managers and practitioners, natural resource managers, researchers and educators, foresters, economists, public policy makers and students in fire, forestry and economic sciences.

How to register

Please, register online.


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