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

Era of Megafires poster imageThe Northern Rockies Fire Science Network partnered with the Clearwater Resource Council, Blackfoot Challenge, Swan Valley Connections, Seeley Lake Ranger District, Southwestern Crown Collaborative, FireSafe Montana, and The Nature Conservancy 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.

For this event, there were informational booths, a BBQ hosted by the Seeley Lake Fire Department, and Q & A with Hessburg and and a panel of local experts.

This presentation was also in Missoula April 24, Kalispell April 25, and Lincoln April 26.