The International Association of Wildland Fire holds its second conference March 29-April 1 in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. The conference, a follow-up to a get-together in 1995, will explore the worldwide effects of fire and fire-management strategies on endangered species and their habitats. "It's an effort to get the firefighter talking to the fire manager talking to the fire researcher," says organizer Maria Greenlee. Participants are expected from the Rocky Mountain West, Australia, England and South Africa, and submissions for presentations are still being accepted. The conference is open to the public and will include a speech by Jack Ward Thomas, former head of the U.S. Forest Service. For more information, call Greenlee at 509/283-2397 or send e-mail to greenlee@cet.com.