Era of Megafires: Megafires are an island issue! Wed., Oct. 5, 6:00PM Woodmen Hall

close-up of bright and hot fire

Megafires are an island issue!

San Juan County Fire District 4, San Juan Islands National Monument, LCLT, Lopez Island Chamber of Commerce,  San Juan County Land Bank & the Lopez Island Library are co-sponsoring a critical program we encourage the community to attend.  This program is presented by the Wildfire Project a community effort to educate people and hopefully shift societal views regarding wildfires.  The current state of wildfires throughout the West is catastrophic and the Wildfire Project’s objective is to encourage a better conversation about solutions through educaiton, community action & policy change.  The program is a 60-minute, multimedia traveling presentation hosted by Dr. Paul Hessburg who has 27 years of experience conducting fire & landscape ecology research around the Pacific Northwest.  Following the program there will be a Q&A with Fire Chief Jim Ghiglione & BLM Fire Management Officer Richard Parrish.