June 2, 2018
Era of Megafires Digital Presentation
Saturday, June 2, 2018
The Foundry Cinema & Bowl
22 Second Street, Fraser, CO
The Era of Megafires is a 60-minute, digital presentation featuring Dr. Paul Hessburg, a research landscape ecologist with Pacific Northwest (PNW) Research Station. In this multi-media presentation, Hessburg explains that over the past decade, the number of large, severe wildfires has been on the rise. These megafires are wildfires that burn more than 100,000 acres; they can destroy or severely damage human communities, wildlife habitat, and natural resources. This special presentation conveys the conditions that lead to megafires and how they might be managed or mitigated.