Student Chapter




Be part of a recognized student chapter of the Association for Fire Ecology!

The Student Association for Fire Ecology (SAFE) is the Student Section of the Association for Fire Ecology which aims to provide students with diverse backgrounds with an open forum on fire ecology through which research can be shared, networks formed, and funding and information resources can be accessed.

Welcome! We seek to extend student education outside the classroom through experiential learning, networking opportunities with professionals both locally and nationally, and the chance to socialize among peers with a common interest in the study and use of fire in land management.

Join our community!

  • Enhance your professional skills through an annual spring prescribed burn.
  • Build networks with experienced professionals from local fire ecologists and foresters.
  • Play a key role educating land managers the benefits of fire as a fundamental ecological process.
  • Swap stories and share wisdom with recent graduates and professionals.
  • Get opportunities for fire related jobs and experience.
  • Meet other students with common interests and passions about fire and its role in an ecosystem.

Meetings TBD Fall 2020

All are welcome regardless of
degree track or academic level!

Questions? Email us at

Annual Events
-A Prescribed Burn Over Spring Break


Meetings are generally held on the second Wednesday of every month at 6:00 pm in Forestry 127.  Dinner is usually served at the meeting as well.

Colorado State Forest Service

The Colorado State Forest Service‘s (CSFS) unique structure as a part of Warner College of Natural Resources allows us to have a very strong partnership the the agency. Many volunteer opportunities are available for students across a broad range of forestry topics, ranging from invasive species removal to community outreach work, with many more in between.

For further information on CSFS volunteer events and opportunities, contact Nancy Klasky ( for general inquiries and to get on the mailing list.

Spring Prescribed Burn of 2018 in review: We met in Van Buren, MO and did a refresher and pack test for the club as well as some sight seeing.  The Van Buren area is home to the Ozark National Scenic Riverways, land managed by the National Park Service, and a number of beautiful blue springs.  The next day we burned 600 acres in the Chilton study area which is another entry in a 15 year plan to start to convert the ecosystem back into what it was before logging stripped the area.  The next day we assisted on a Park See burn in Echo Bluffs State Park. This burn was around 2400 acres and we saw some good fire behavior as the weather dried out. Our last day, Thursday, we completed a 3000 acre burn on Stengal Mountain. This day had the best fire behavior and with high in the 80’s felt like a proper day on a fire in mid June. In all, the trip went great, we burned over 6,000 acres and had invaluable experiences and learning opportunities.

The CSU Chapter of the Student Association for Fire Ecology meets the second Wednesday of each month at 6 PM.  To get club updates, subscribe to our emails by emailing us at