Building Fire-Adapted Communities

The High Desert Museum in Bend presents two events to address the issue of living in and managing a fire-adapted ecosystem. These events, supported by an Oregon Humanities Responsive Program Grant, aim to spark dialogue between the Central Oregon community and wildland fire experts to provide a better understanding of forest and fire ecology and to respond to community concerns. Both events will take place at the High Desert Museum, 59800 South Highway 97, in Bend. Admission for each event is $3 for members and $7 for non-members. RSVP to either event here.

September 15, 2016 at 6:00 p.m.
Learning to Live with Fire

Learn about living with and managing fire during a panel discussion with wildland fire experts, including Project Wildfire Program Director Alison Green and Oregon State University Research Associate Chris Dunn. The conversation will address questions such as, How can we be better prepared for fires? Why are we seeing more extreme fire behavior, and how are fire management strategies changing as a result?

October 13, 2016 at 5:45 p.m.
Rethinking our Relationship with Fire

Explore the history of wildfire in Central Oregon. Learn about the relationship between fire and natural resources and new patterns emerging with climate change. These changes offer new challenges for scientists, natural resource managers, and citizens of areas with fire-prone forests. The event will include a walk of the museum grounds (comfortable shoes encouraged) and a presentation with Q&A.;



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