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Era of Megafires - A Multi-Media Presentation with Dr. Paul Hessburg in Jackson

The Era of Megafires is a 70-minute, multi-media presentation hosted by Dr. Paul Hessburg, who has conducted fire and landscape ecology research for more than 27 years. The presented material comes in the form of fast-moving, short, topic-based talks interspersed with compelling video vignettes and features the work of wildfire photographer, John Marshall. Think Ted X mixed with snappy documentary shorts and compelling photography. The videos are produced by award-winning documentary film company, North 40 Productions, of Wenatchee, WA.

The presentation is designed to educate audiences across the West so that they may better participate in the conversation and solutions surrounding the Megafire issue.

A number of partners are working together to bring the Era of Megafires to Jackson. They include all of the Teton Area Wildfire Protection Coalition, which is made up of the Bridger Teton National Forest, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming State Forestry, Jackson Hole Fire EMS, Teton Science Schools, Teton County Conservation District, Jackson Hole Conservation Alliance /Wild Neighborhoods, Teton County Emergency Management, and private citizens.

Presentation will show at Jackson's National Museum of Wildlife Art at 6:30 pm.