Symposium - Understanding our New Wildfire Crisis: Can We Tame the Blazing Beast?

December 1, 2020 - 6:00pm to December 2, 2020 - 5:45pm

The next Mendocino College Symposium is scheduled for Tuesday, December 1 @ 6 pm: Mendocino College Adjunct Faculty member Chris Ineich will discuss the increase in catastrophic wildfires in our region. Link to talk:

Synopsis of the talk:

Since 2015, our region has endured an unprecedented string of conflagrations that have that have shattered local and state fire records, disrupted lives and transformed entire landscapes. In my talk, we’ll explore the contours  of this new fiery world, and try to explain why wildfire behavior got so bad so fast, what the long-term ramifications might be and what we might do to get some control over the beast.

Chris Ineich Bio:

Chris is an adjunct faculty member at Mendocino College and Sonoma State University where he teaches ecology, field biology, soil science and environmental science. His interests include the ecology and management of local forest and woodland communities, fire ecology, climate change, pollinator ecology and conservation, and gardening for food, beauty and wildlife. Chris has given numerous public talks on these topics in the local community, and has been working with Potter Valley school to develop an outdoor environmental education program.  

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