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

Era of Megafires poster imageThe Northern Rockies Fire Science Network partnered with the Flathead Area FireSafe Council, Southwestern Crown of the Continent, Montana Department of Natural Resources, Flathead National Forest, The Nature Conservancy, and Flathead Valley Community College to bring the Era of Megafires to Montana.

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. See also the USFS News Release and Montana Public Radio news story.

This presentation was also in Missoula April 24, Lincoln April 26, and Seeley Lake April 27.