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Speaker Series: Visioning Our Future Forest – Prescribed Fire and Smoke
May 13 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Join FOREST⇌FIRE on May 13th at 6pm for part two of the Speakers Series: Visioning Our Future Forest. Led by FOREST⇌FIRE Co-Creator Michael Llewellyn, we explore the role of fire and the challenges of smoke in forest restoration.
Given the devastating, catastrophic fires our region is experiencing, why do forest managers want to introduce fire to the forest? What are the differences between wildfire, prescribed fire, controlled burning and cultural burning? What is the intended outcome of purposely burning the forest? What about smoke? Isn’t setting fires in the forest bad for air quality? Does smoke hurt the trees too? Won’t smoke make the atmosphere hotter?
Helping us to learn and talk about fire and smoke are two U.S. Forest Service experts actively involved in restoration projects that include fire in the Tahoe National Forest.
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