Upcoming Partner Webinar: Wildfire in the Western US: Causes, Consequences, and Adaptation
On Thursday, September 16th from 7:00 to 8:00 PM ET, The Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies will be hosting a webinar featuring a panel of speakers who will discuss the social and ecological impacts of the 1,000% increase in annual burned area in the Western US since 1984. More information about the webinar:
What is causing recent trends in fire activity? What will forests of the future look like? How can modeling wildfires and forest response guide adaptation strategies? These are among the questions to be explored. Panelists will also discuss the importance of tailoring fire and forest management to the local context, considering regionally specific factors like forest type, environmental conditions, and the presence of people.
Panelists will include: forest ecologist Winslow Hansen (Cary Institute), fire ecologist Phil Higuera (University of Montana), and natural resource sociologist Catrin Edgeley (Northern Arizona University).