[9/7/16] The Era Of Megafires Coming To Chelan Friday, Sept 9

Posted in Education, Wildfire

North 40 Productions, of Wenatchee, along with the US Forest Service has launched their traveling presentation of The Era of Megafires.

The presesntation is being hosted by Dr. Paul Hessburg, with the Pacific Northwest Research Station in Wenatchee, and the University of Washington, where he has been researching wildfire and landscape ecology for nearly 30 years.

The presentation debuted in Wenatchee last week, and is set to be in Chelan on Friday, September 9th-

Executive Producer of North 40 Productions, Jeff Ostenson, says the fast moving, short, topic-based, compelling video has been a long time in the making…

090516 Era of Megafires 1 :48 “…executing those solutions.”

The Era of Megafires presentation, Ostenson says, is designed to education an audience about the fundamentals about fire ecology with the idea that once communities have been educated, they can participate in the conversation…

090516 Era of Megafires 2 :30 “…to really start the process.”

Osterson says the nation spends a tremendous amount each year fighting fire- and that’s in suppression costs alone…

090516 Era of Megafires 3 :57 “…is more like 50 billion.”

September 9 –  Chelan, WA – Performing Arts Center – hosted by Lake Chelan

September 16 –  Wenatchee, WA – Foothills Middle School – hosted by SOAR

September 20 –  Friday Harbor, WA – hosted by Island Climate Resilience