Era of Megafires Coming to Burns
The Harney County Restoration Collaborative and High Desert Partnership are sponsoring the presentation Era of Megafires on Monday April 3rd at 6:30 PM at the Burns Historic Theater. Megafires, wildfires over 100,000 acres, and the destruction caused by them is a serious and growing issue to our region. This highly engaging film and presentation examines the history and impact of megafires and the ways that we can address them.
Dr. Paul Hessburg, who will be presenting, is a research ecologist with Pacific Northwest Research Station, has been studying historical & modern era forests of the inland west for the last 32 years, publishing extensively in leading national & international journals. The presentation will be followed by a panel discussion with local fire managers and Harney County Restoration Collaborative partners.
We look forward to engaging with the community on the topic of fire. We hope everyone learns more about fire and some of the things we can do together to protect our human, plant, and animal communities.