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INDIGENOUS BURNING TO RECENT WILDFIRES, WHAT HAVE WE LEARNED?

January 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Free

 

Ashland Fire & Rescue Wildfire Division Chief Chris Chambers kicks off the 11th year of Windows in Time local history presentations with “Fire History: Indigenous Burning to Recent Wildfires, What Have We Learned?”, Wednesday, January 8 at the Ashland Library, 410 Siskiyou Boulevard and Wednesday, January 15 at the Medford Library, 205 South Central Avenue, 12 noon–1:00 p.m. at both locations. The Medford lecture, regularly scheduled on the first Wednesday of each month, will take place January15 due to the New Year’s holiday.

         Chris will present a look at the state of wildfires and forests, exploring how we got here and what we need to learn from traditional ecological knowledge of indigenous tribes of the area along, with recent science to help us chart a new path to resiliency in a changing climate.

         An Ashland native and graduate of Oregon State University in forest ecology, Chris has worked in the forests of Southern Oregon since 1997 and currently guides Ashland’s wildfire prevention and forestry programs, serves on the board of the Southern Oregon Forest Restoration Collaborative, and worked on the Governor’s Wildfire Council this past year.

Details

Date:
January 8
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Cost:
Free

Venue

Ashland Branch Library
410 Siskiyou Blvd
Ashland, OR - Oregon 97520
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