The Era of Megafires & Open House - Cle Elum

  • Putnam Centennial Center (Senior Center) 719 East 3rd Street Cle Elum, WA, 98922 United States

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.