Community Presentation on Megafires Coming to Bozeman

GCEM Media Release

Release: 170314-01
Contact:  Patrick Lonergan, (406) 582-2395

Community Presentation on Megafires Coming to Bozeman

Bozeman, MT – On April 7th Bozeman will be the first community in Montana to host Dr. Paul Hessburg’s Era of Megafires presentation.  The Blue Mountain Eagle described Dr. Hessburg’s presentation as, “equal parts cautionary tale and call to action, mixing decades worth of research with short video clips to show how and why large fires erupt, the devastation they cause and what people must do to contain them in the future.”  The presentation is focused for community members and illustrated with examples from communities around the West similar to Gallatin County.

Patrick Lonergan, Gallatin County Emergency Manager explains, “This is a fortunate opportunity for our community to have Dr. Hessburg join us and I encourage everyone to attend.  If you have an interest in large wildfires, this is an opportunity to come learn alongside your local fire officials.”  Montana DNRC Forester Erik Warrington describes Era of Megafires as, “This is, if not, the best crafted messages and format conveying the reality of the natural and human dimensions of wildfire occurrence around our communities. This presentation is not a lecture from the scientific community, nor is it a “fear of fire” message, it is both an ecological and social story of our forests, our communities, and how they inter-mingle. It is a message that community citizens and decision makers need to hear.”

Era of Megafires
Friday, April 7, 2017
4:00-5:30 PM
Bozeman Hilton Garden Inn
2023 Commerce Way
Bozeman, MT 59715
No Cost, No Registration – Just Show Up

Era of Megafires Trailer

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