Oct
28
6:30 pm18:30

The Era of Megafires & Open House - Cle Elum

  • Putnam Centennial Center (Senior Center)

Join the Cle Elum Ranger District and the Tapash Sustainable Forest Collaborative for a presentation of the Era of Megafires. An Open House with agency representation will follow.

The Era of Megafires is a 70-minute, multi-media, traveling presentation hosted by Dr. Paul Hessburg. Hessburg is with the Pacific Northwest Research Station, in Wenatchee, WA, and the University of Washington, Seattle, where he has researched wildfire and landscape ecology for more than 27 years. The presented material comes in the form of fast-moving, short, topic-based talks interspersed with compelling video vignettes. Think Ted X mixed with snappy documentary shorts. Megafires are wildfires over 100,000 acres and are exceptionally destructive to communities, wildlife and our natural spaces. 

This event is free and open to the public.

Oct
1
8:00 am08:00

Prescribed Fire Field Trip - Winthrop

  • Methow Valley Ranger District

Methow Valley Ranger District is hating a field trip on October 1 to visit pre and post prescribed burning sites. This site visit will provide opportunities for learning more about how Fuels Specialists choose sites for treatment, and what factors are considered prior to ignition taking place.

The field trip will depart from the Methow Valley Ranger District in Winthrop at 8:00 a.m. and carpool to Eightmile to look at an area planned for prescribed burning. After moving on to a post-burn area, also near Eightmile, the group will return to the Ranger District around noon.

Please RSVP by Friday, Sept 23 to:
Matt Ellis, Fire Management Officer
509-996-4015

Sep
30
7:00 pm19:00

The Era of Megafires - Cle Elum

  • Swauk-Teanaway Grange

The Era of Megafires is a 70-minute, multi-media, traveling presentation hosted by Dr. Paul Hessburg. Hessburg is with the Pacific Northwest Research Station, in Wenatchee, WA, and the University of Washington, Seattle, where he has researched wildfire and landscape ecology for more than 27 years. The presented material comes in the form of fast-moving, short, topic-based talks interspersed with compelling video vignettes. Think Ted X mixed with snappy documentary shorts. Megafires are wildfires over 100,000 acres and are exceptionally destructive to communities, wildlife and our natural spaces. 

This event is free and open to the public.

Sep
23
7:00 pm19:00

The Era of Megafires - Yakima

  • The Seasons Performance Hall

The Era of Megafires is a 70-minute, multi-media, traveling presentation hosted by Dr. Paul Hessburg. Hessburg is with the Pacific Northwest Research Station, in Wenatchee, WA, and the University of Washington, Seattle, where he has researched wildfire and landscape ecology for more than 27 years. The presented material comes in the form of fast-moving, short, topic-based talks interspersed with compelling video vignettes. Think Ted X mixed with snappy documentary shorts. Megafires are wildfires over 100,000 acres and are exceptionally destructive to communities, wildlife and our natural spaces. 

This event is free and open to the public.

Sep
9
7:00 pm19:00

The Era of Megafires - Chelan

  • Chelan High School Performing Arts Center

The Era of Megafires is a 70-minute, multi-media, traveling presentation hosted by Dr. Paul Hessburg. Hessburg is with the Pacific Northwest Research Station, in Wenatchee, WA, and the University of Washington, Seattle, where he has researched wildfire and landscape ecology for more than 27 years. The presented material comes in the form of fast-moving, short, topic-based talks interspersed with compelling video vignettes. Think Ted X mixed with snappy documentary shorts. Megafires are wildfires over 100,000 acres and are exceptionally destructive to communities, wildlife and our natural spaces. 

This event is free and open to the public.

Sep
8
7:00 pm19:00

The Era of Megafires - Leavenworth

  • Snowy Owl Theater

Hosted by Icicle Creek Center for the Arts
et tickets and learn more at icicle.org/performances/era-megafires


About
The Era of Megafires is a 60-minute, multi-media, traveling presentation hosted by Dr. Paul Hessburg. Recently, North Central Washington has suffered massive damage and heartache caused by wildfires.  We have been indelibly influenced. As a result, our nearby communities are working hard to make substantive changes in how we live with wildfires.  Our Wildfire Project combines Paul’s 27+ years of research, along with that of other research colleagues, and personal stories about the devastating effects of two megafires during the summers of 2014 and 2015. Our Project focuses on how we as a society can shift our cultural views of fire, learn to embrace it as inevitable and crucial to our landscapes, and finally, learn to co-exist with it more peacefully through learning, adaptation, and proaction.  A benefit for The Wildfire Project.

With a performance by Brittany Jean, Post Film Panel Discussion, and Preshow Firewise Tour

6:15-6:45 Firewise Tour of Icicle Creek
With Heather Murphy (retired U.S. Forest Service Wildlife Biologist, Icicle Fund board member, and community involved person) , Pat Murphy (retired U.S. Forest Service GIS Analyst and forester and Icicle Creek Center for the Arts board member), Christine Morgan (Executive Director for landowner, Icicle Fund), Patrick Haggerty (Project Coordinator with Cascadia Conservation District) and Bill Horner (Deputy Chief and Fire Marshal, Chelan County Fire District 3).

Our aim with the tour is to share a specific example of land stewardship carried out by a non-profit organization operating a public site. Our project objective is to enhance the health of our campus ecosystem with fire safety and a particular aesthetics in mind. The project is currently being implemented on the ground and it participants will see areas that have undergone treatment and areas that have not.