The West is Burning Film Screening – La Pine
October 5 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Discover Your Forest, in partnership with the Deschutes National Forest and the Upper Deschutes River Communities, is hosting a public screening of The West is Burning followed by a panel discussion with specialists in land management, forest/fire ecology, fire management, and adaptive communities.
The free community event will be held at the La Pine Activity Center, 16450 Victory Way, La Pine on Thursday, October 5th. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. with dinner and childcare beginning at 6:00 p.m.
The West is Burning examines the history of forest management and social conflict that has contributed to current forest conditions, causing longer fire seasons and unprecedented impacts. The film emphasizes the need to act now to generate positive change in our forests, watersheds, and communities. Six real-life perspectives drive the film’s narrative to help raise awareness about the conditions of forests in the western U.S. Their stories demonstrate the need to embrace a new era of forest stewardship, and the unique partnerships that are being built across community-based organizations, government entities, and private and non-governmental organizations. These thought leaders highlight the need for a unified response to climate change, land use, and forest restoration, and emphasize the importance of community-based solutions to these challenges.
Representatives from local forestry and fire organizations will host tables and share information on wildfire preparedness before and after the event.
This is a free event with dinner and childcare provided. For more information contact Discover Your Forest’s Wildland Fire Education Coordinator, Emily Curtis, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Any donations received through this form will go towards Discover Your Forest’s wildland fire and forest restoration public outreach and education programs.