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Wildfire Talks at Pacific Wildland Fire Sciences Laboratory
Wildfires in the western United States have become increasingly more common. They burn through forests, damage the ecology and threaten property and lives. Even the careful science of tackling fire with fire can have implications for the environment and public health.
Join us on Thursday, August 2 at the Pacific Wildland Fire Sciences Laboratory in Fremont for an evening with wildfire researchers.
Beginning at 6 p.m., we’ll hear from Dr. Morgan Varner, a biological scientist and forester whose research centers on fuels and combustion science and the effects of fire on landscape ecology. And we’ll learn about the role of weather and climate in changes to ecosystems that influence wildfires from Dr. Sim Larkin, a climate scientist who develops tools to help plan and manage fire operations and smoke. Other lab members will also be on hand, with research posters on display and fire science model and simulation demos.
Then at 7:30 p.m., we’ll move to The Red Door for eats, drinks and further discussion with the wildfire researchers.
The Pacific Wildland Fire Sciences Laboratory is at 400 N. 34th Street, Suite 201, in a building near the Theo Chocolate Factory. Street parking may be limited, so public transportation is recommended. The Red Door at 3401 Evanston Avenue is a block away.
Not able to join in person? Tune into Facebook Live on NSWA’s Facebook page.
Free for members, $5 for non-members
Please note: NSWA provides these event details as a courtesy to science-related organizations throughout the Pacific Northwest. Please confirm event details with the sponsoring organization before attending.