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Managing Megafire – Reflecting on a Decade in the New Megafire Era: Lessons Learned, Progress and a Path Forward

August 23, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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The Rim Fire burned through the Sierra Nevada in 2013, becoming the second largest wildfire in California’s recorded history at the time. Now, a decade later, it ranks as just the 11th largest wildfire on record. The Rim Fire initiated an era of “megafires” sweeping across California’s landscape. Since then, leaders across our state have improved understanding of the complexities of wildfire management and the urgency to increase pace and scale of our efforts.

As megafires rage this summer from Canada to Greece, join us for a candid talk with experts about how catastrophic wildfires have shifted and intensified our wildfire strategies and what is needed moving forward.

What: Managing Megafires – Reflecting on a Decade in the New Megafire Era

When: Wednesday, August 23 from noon to 1 p.m.

How: Register for Zoom here.


  • California Natural Resources Agency Secretary Wade Crowfoot
  • California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) Director/Fire Chief Joe Tyler
  • Yosemite National Park Fire Ecologist Lacey Hankin
  • Sierra Nevada Conservancy Senior Forest and Climate Advisor Elliott Vander Kolk
  • Vibrant Planet Chief Scientist and University of California-Davis Research Ecologist Hugh Safford

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