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Webinar: We bring fire with us: The role of people in changing modern U.S. fire regimes
Thursday, 20 September 2018, 2:00
Thursday, September 20, 2018. 2:00 PM. Webinar: We bring fire with us: The role of people in changing modern U.S. fire regimes. Jennifer Balch, University of Colorado. Sponsored by National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. More information here.
There are three ingredients needed for fire: fuel to burn, hot & dry conditions, and an ignition source. People are changing all three. The area burned has increased over just the past several decades, in western U.S. forests by 1500%. Last year was the most expensive wildfire season ever in the U.S., costing $18 Billion. We need to learn to live with fire, again. But how? Ultimately, we need to build better and burn better. In this webinar, Dr. Balch will explore these questions and answer questions from webinar participants.