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About the Conference

Wildland Fire Canada Conference (WFCC) brings together wildland fire management agencies, partners, and collaborators in Canada and around the world. These biennial conferences focus on wildland fire management, ecology, and science in Canada. Canada has a diversity of fire-prone environments that bring a unique perspective to wildland fire challenges and opportunities.

The goal of these conferences is to provide a neutral forum for the exchange of best practices. The conferences promote opportunities for significant information exchange where: wildland fire scientists present new research findings; wildland fire practitioners discuss lessons learned; and wildland fire enthusiasts attend workshops and activities to develop a deeper understanding about wildland fire across Canada.

Conference History

These biennial conferences focus on wildland fire management, ecology, and science in Canada. The conference typically rotates through the provinces every 2 years.

2019

Ottawa, Ontario
Kelowna, British Columbia
Halifax,
Nova Scotia
Kananaskis, Alberta
Kitchener, Ontario

Dates and Deadlines

  • Call for Presentations – Jan. 1 – April 15, 2022
  • Registration Opens – April 1, 2022
  • Authors Notified – May 15, 2022
  • Hotel Room Block expires – Oct 3, 2022
  • Conference – October 31 – November 4, 2022

Committees

Steering Committee

Julienne Morissette (Co-Chair) A/Director, Wildland Fire Research, Natural Resources Canada Toddi Steelman (Co-Chair) Stanback Dean of the Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University President, Board Chair, Board of Directors, International Association of Wildland Fire Tim Brown Research Professor Desert Research Institute Dianne Carlson Manager, Strategic Wildfire Initiatives, WFMWG Secretariat, Northern Forestry Centre, Canadian Forest Service, Natural Resources Canada WFMWG Secretariat Northern Forestry Centre, Canadian Forest Service Natural Resources Canada Amy Cardinal Christianson Fire Research Scientist Canadian Forest Service, NRCan Kelsey Copes-Gerbitz PhD Candidate Faculty of Forestry, University of British Columbia Mike Flannigan Professor of Wildland Fire, University of Alberta Renewable Resources Tanya Letcher Wildfire Management Specialist, Agriculture & Forestry Wildfire Management Branch, Government of Alberta Miss Betty Letendre Elder Advisor Karen MacKenzie  Elder Advisor Ian Meier Executive Director, BC Wildfire Service | Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development Mike Norton Director General Canadian Forest Service, Natural Resources Canada, Government of Canada Mikel Robinson Executive Director International Association of Wildland Fire Maria Sharpe Fire Science and Information Manager, Canadian Interagency Forest Fire Centre Kaysandra Waldron Forest Ecology Research Scientist Canadian Forest Service, NRCan Gregg Walker, MSc. Wildland Fire Science Specialist, Fire Management, Natural Resource Management Branch Parks Canada / Government of Canada Brian Wiens Managing Director, Canada Wildfire, University of Alberta Tom Zimmerman Wildland Fire Management Consultant/Strategic Coordination Advisor /IAWF

Program Committee

Tom Zimmerman (Co-Chair)
Wildland Fire Management Consultant/Strategic Coordination Advisor/ IAWF

Nadya Moisseeva (Co-Chair)
Postdoctoral Fellow | BlueSky Canada
Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences, University of British Columbia

Henok Asfaw
Postdoctoral Researcher
University of Alberta

Amy Cardinal Christianson
Fire Research Scientist
Canadian Forest Service, NRCan

Kelsey Copes-Gerbitz
PhD Candidate
Faculty of Forestry, University of British Columbia

Maria Sharpe
Fire Science and Information Manager, Canadian Interagency Forest Fire Centre

Tanya Letcher
Wildfire Management Specialist, Agriculture & Forestry
Wildfire Management Branch, Government of Alberta
Lac La Biche Forest Area

Julienne Morissette
A/Director, Wildland Fire Research, Natural Resources Canada

Mikel Robinson
Executive Director
International Association of Wildland Fire

Christopher Rodell
PhD Student | Weather Forecast Research Team
Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Science, University of British Columbia

Toddi Steelman
Stanback Dean of the Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University
President, Board Chair, Board of Directors, International Association of Wildland Fire

Kaysandra Waldron
Forest Ecology Research Scientist
Canadian Forest Service, NRCan
Laurentian Forestry Centre

Gregg Walker, MSc.
Wildland Fire Science Specialist, Fire Management, Natural Resource Management Branch
Parks Canada / Government of Canada

Brian Wiens
Managing Director, Canada Wildfire, University of Alberta

Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.
Albert Einstein

COVID-19

At this time, it is our intention to host an in-person conference, however, we intend to provide some opportunities allowing attendees to participate virtually if they choose. For the safety of our guests, we will incorporate any necessary safety precautions recommended by public health professionals and government entities. In the event circumstances surrounding COVID restrict/limit an in-person conference, we may explore a fully virtual option. We will continue to monitor the situation and keep you updated.