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Wildland Urban Interface Summit

Registration is open! The 2017  Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) Summit is landing in Albuquerque, New Mexico to engage the greater Albuquerque area residents that living in the most urban part of the state does not mean there is no risk of wildfire. More and more, it is becoming essential for fire management professionals, emergency responders, local government officials, and residents to partner and increase wildfire preparedness so that future fires are not absolutely devastating.

This  event is one of New Mexico’s largest meetings to discuss and prepare the state for wildfires. The theme for the 2017 Summit is “WUI: Closer Than You Think”. It will be held at the Sheraton Airport Hotel in Albuquerque with overnight rooms available to attendees at a nightly rate of $89.

This annual collaborative event is hosted by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Forest Service, New Mexico State Land Office, New Mexico State Forestry, Forest Stewards Guild, Northern Arizona University- Southwest Fire Consortium, Grant County, and New Mexico Association of Counties.

2016 Wildland Urban Interface Program and Session PowerPoints (In Order of Occurance)
Program
Keynote Address – Hank Blackwell
Grant County & Silver City Local Projects and Collaboration – Diane Taliaferro
Good Neighbor Authority – Andrea Sepulveda
Telling the Integrated Story: Strategic Thinking Across Territorial Lines – Ericka Luna, Tonya Vowles
Fire Season Weather Outlook – Tom Bird
Defining Hazard & Risk for Land Use Planning – Joy Esparsen, Xavier Anderson
Help From VOST – Marlita Reddy-HjelmfeltEffectiveness of Wildfire Mitigation in the WUI – Zander Evans
Project Funding Opportunities – NRCS, USFS, NMAC, NMSF
Prescribed Burns – Pete Valenzuela, Tonya Vowles
CWPP Update Requirements – Joy Esparsen, Xavier Anderson
Does Defensible Space Improve the Liklihood of Home Survival? – Dennis Fiore
Green Waste: Cut Then What? – Matt Piccarello, Steve Glass
After Wildfire Guide – Susan Rich, Eliza Kretzmann
Youth Groups in Wildfire Prevention – Adam Splitek, Krys Nystrom, Matt Piccarello
How to Start a Firewise Group – Fred Hollis, Nick Smokovich
Doing a Home Assessment – Claudia Standish, Tonya Vowles
What is a CWPP? – Hank Blackwell

Registration Fees for the Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) Summit

Registration Fees and DeadlinesAmount
Advance Registration$65.00
Late/Onsite Registration$85.00
Non-Profit Exhibitor Registration (Includes one registration)$100.00
Exhibitor Registration (Includes one registration)$150.00

Advance registration is $65.00. Onsite registration is $85.00.  Reimbursement scholarships are available for non-federally employed individuals who wish to attend the WUI Summit. Financial assistance is offered through the Northern Arizona University’s Southwest Fire Consortium. Click here to apply for a scholarship or visit the 2017 WUI Summit website for more information.

Exhibitor Opportunities for the Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) Summit
The WUI Summit also offers exhibit opportunities! Exhibit booth fees are $15o.00, $100 for non- profits, and includes one full registration for a representative. Additional representatives are charged $65.00. As a registered exhibitor you can attend all of the Summit events alongside our attendees. We know that the best way to get the most out of your exhibiting experience is to interact with the attendees all day, every day.

For more information about the WUI Summit, please visit the 2017 WUI Summit website or contact Katelyn Quiroz, Intergovernmental Relations Assistant, (505) 216-3006 kquiroz@nmcounties.org 

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