Dr. Paul Hessberg and “Era of Megafires” presentation coming to Trout Lake!

Thursday, October 27th at 7pm, Trout Lake School 

Please join Mt. Adams Resource Stewards and Underwood Conservation District in welcoming Dr. Paul Hessburg and a free presentation, “Era of Megafires”, to the area. While a relatively docile 2016 wildfire season dampens memories of the 2015 Cougar Creek Fire and other major fire events, it is our hope that “Era of Megafires” will stimulate thinking, discussion and action for our communities, property owners, land managers and business owners given the reality of more frequent and intense fire on the Mt. Adams and Columbia Gorge landscape.

Era of Megafires is part of an outreach effort known as “The Wildfire Project”, which describes the program as follows:
“The Wildfire Project is a 60-minute, multi-media, traveling presentation hosted by Dr. Paul Hessburg (Pacific Northwest Research Station and the University of Washington), who has conducted fire and landscape ecology research for more than 27 years. The presented material comes in the form of fast-moving, short, topic-based talks interspersed with compelling video vignettes and features the work of wildfire photographer, John Marshall. Think TedX mixed with snappy documentary shorts and amazing photography. The videos are being created by award-winning documentary film company, North 40 Productions, of Wenatchee, WA.” 

A trailer for the presentation can be viewed at:  https://vimeo.com/137188036

Please share and bring a friend or neighbor – we hope to see you there!

For more information, contact Jay or Sharon at (509)364-4110 or (509)364-3600, or jay-mars@gorge.net

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