Please join us for food, a presentation, and community dialog about wildfire, smoke, and community resiliency with Dr. Paul Hessburg. This will be an entertaining, exciting, and important evening as we in Ashland tackle wildfire’s threat to our way of life, economy, and natural world. This free event includes a reception at 5:45pm and the program beginning at 6:30 in the SOU Science Auditorium at 1250 Ashland St. (park in lots below Ashland St and Roca St). Please send this invite to anyone interested!
The Era of Mega Fires is a 70-minute, multi-media, traveling presentation hosted by Dr. Paul Hessburg. Hessburg is with the Pacific Northwest Research Station, in Wenatchee, WA, and the University of Washington, Seattle, where he has researched wildfire and landscape ecology for more than 27 years. The presented material comes in the form of fast-moving, short, topic-based talks interspersed with compelling video vignettes. Think Ted X mixed with snappy documentary shorts. Megafires are wildfires over 100,000 acres and are exceptionally destructive to communities, wildlife and our natural spaces.