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Wildland Urban Interface Summit

The 2017  Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) Summit occurred in Albuquerque, New Mexico to engage greater Albuquerque area residents about risk of wildfire. It is becoming more essential for fire management professionals, emergency responders, local government officials, and residents to collaborate and increase wildfire preparedness so that devastation is not the imminent result of future fires.

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”. 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.

2017 Wildland Urban InterfaceProgram and Session PowerPoints (In Order of Occurance)
Keynote Address – Hank Blackwell
Bosque Ecosystem Dynamics and Assessing Fire Hazard – Sean O’Neill
Moving From Coordination to Collaboration – Anne Bradley
Fire Adapted Communities, Colorado – Pam Wilson
The Science of Ignition – Hank Blackwell, Chris Gober
Burned Area Learning Network – Zander Evans
NM Opportunity Mapping Project – Joe Zebrowski, Susan Rich
Home Ignition Zone – Hank Blackwell
The Best Offense is a Good Defense – San Antonito Elem. School, 5th Grade Class
After Wildfire – Tim Kirkpatrick
Benefits of Vegetation Management – Jennifer Dann
Insurance and Wildfires – Rob Galbraith

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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