NAASF Forest Fire Supervisors Committee Meeting 2018

Monday, June 18th, 2018 - Thursday, June 21st, 2018

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The NAASF Forest Fire Supervisors Committee will hold its annual meeting this year at the Pere Marquette Lodge & Conference Center near Grafton, Illinois, June 18th-21st. Originally constructed in the 1930s, the lodge was hand-built by the Civilian Conservation Corps. The NAASF Forest Fire Supervisors Committee Leadership Team, the Eastern Area Operations Working Team, the Eastern Area Training Working Team, and the NE Cohesive Strategy Committee will be meeting on Monday, June 18th at the same facility. 

The Pere Marquette Lodge & Conference Center (13653 Lodge Boulevard, Grafton, Illinois) is located about 6.5 miles north of Grafton off of Illinois Route 100, also known as the Great River Road, a National Scenic Byway. The lodge is approximately 43 miles from the St. Louis Lambert International Airport (STL). Attendees are responsible for their transportation to and from the Pere Marquette Lodge. 

The full meeting registration is $325, which includes attendance at the meeting sessions, breakfast and lunch for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, ice breaker social on Tuesday, dinner at the Wednesday night banquet, breaks each day, and transportation for the field day and canoe trip. The banquet will be held at Aerie’s Terrace, situated on the bluff overlooking the convergence of the Illinois & Mississippi Rivers. A guest registration is also available for $140.00 and includes Tuesday night’s icebreaker social & Wednesday night’s banquet dinner. A one-day registration is also available for $125.00

Registration and payment for meeting participants can be made online at by June 1st. If you encounter any problems with registration or payment, please contact Ian MacFarlane at or 202-526-4804. Vendor registration and payment can be made online at

The Pere Marquette Lodge & Conference Center has reserved a block of rooms for this meeting at a special rate of $99 plus tax for both single and double rooms. Please make your reservation by contacting the Pere Marquette Lodge & Conference Center at 618-786-2331 and mentioning NAASF. You must reserve your room with a credit card by May 25th to secure the special rate. 

In keeping with previous traditions, please bring an item representative of your state to be used as a door prize. In addition, please consider donating an item of your choice to the annual silent auction. The silent auction this year will again benefit the Wildland Firefighter Foundation. 

On behalf of this year’s meeting hosts, the Illinois Division of Forest Resources, and the Leadership Team, we wish you a safe spring wildfire season and look forward to seeing everyone in June for what promises to be another productive, spirited and fun meeting. Please contact Tom Wilson at, Tom Gargrave at or Walt Jackson, Forest Fire Supervisors Committee chair, at with any questions or if you need assistance with meeting details. 

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