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Fire in Pacific Northwest Forests: Past, Present, and Future
March 9 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pmFree – $10
Oregon Fire is a powerful elemental force that is certainly dangerous to people and property across the Pacific Northwest. But does fire actually destroy our forests, or is it a vital ingredient of a healthy ecosystem? And how has the role of fire changed in the face of climate change?
These important questions are the subject of an upcoming free, four-part educational webinar series— “Fire in Pacific Northwest Forests: Past, Present, and Future”—presented by Great Old Broads for Wilderness (“Broads”) and hosted by the Rogue Valley, Cascade Volcanoes, Willamette Valley, and Central Oregon Bitterbrush chapters.
These Zoom-based webinars, featuring expert forest and wildfire scientists and practitioners, will take a closer look at the historical role of fire in the Pacific Northwest’s forested landscapes, and how that role has changed with human management.
The second session: “When the Smoke Clears: Natural Regeneration and Post-Fire Management in Our Forests”—Participants will explore how fires lead to natural regeneration of forests, how human management after a fire impacts this process, and what implications this has for biodiversity, natural ecosystems, and our climate.
These sessions are free and open to all, but space is limited. Broads kindly asks for a suggested $10 donation to support their continued on-the-ground grassroots advocacy work.