The First Annual Washington State Prescribed Fire Council Conference will soon be held. Titled Shaping the Future of Prescribed Fire in Washington – it will be held on March 6-7, 2012 at the Coast Wenatchee Center Hotel in Wenatchee, WA. There will be two full days of speakers, panel discussions, breakout sessions, and vendor displays, all with a focus on prescribed fire in Washington.
Featured speakers include Paul Hessburg, David L. Peterson, Jerry Franklin, Tony Harwood, Don Gayton, representatives from prescribed fire councils across the country, and many other regional, state, and local experts on prescribed fire issues. For a full agenda, please visit http://www.waprescribedfire.org/Events.html.
Help shape the future of prescribed burning in the state of Washington:
- Learn about training, funding, and other opportunities
- Discuss smoke and liability issues affecting prescribed fire use
- Network with other committed practitioners
- Be part of the increasing, national momentum behind prescribed fire councils
Conference registration is now open, so please take a moment to register online (http://www.waprescribedfire.org/Registration.html) or fill out the registration form on the conference brochure and send it in. Your registration fee includes refreshments, two catered lunches, and an evening banquet, and if you register before January 31, and you will save $15! (The registration fee is $60 before January 31, and $75 after.)
Lodging is available at the Coast Wenatchee Center Hotel (see information below). Contact them to reserve rooms at a discounted conference rate, and be sure to mention that you are attending the Washington State Prescribed Fire Council Conference.
Vendor and sponsor opportunities are available for interested organizations, companies, agencies, and individuals. Poster presentations may be arranged along with other displays on related topics and projects. For more information, email or call the address below.
Thanks for your interest in the Council and the upcoming conference! Please pass this announcement on to others who may be interested. See you in March!
Coast Wenatchee Center Hotel
Ask for discounts for Washington State Prescribed Fire Council Conference!
THANKS TO THE FOLLOWING SPONSORS
Washington State Prescribed Fire Council
Center for Natural Lands Management
The Nature Conservancy
Fire Learning Network
Coalition of Prescribed Fire Councils
Center for Collaborative Conservation
Cascade Fire Equipment
USDA Forest Service – Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest
Washington State University Extension
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife