With the onset of climate change and growing human populations, more people are severely impacted by wildfires. But humans aren’t alone in losing their homes to wildfires—animals are also at risk.
Join our forest ecologist Ryan Haugo along with other wildlife and fire experts for a conversation about Washington’s increasingly hot landscape and the animals within struggling to survive.
Tuesday, Oct. 4
Naked City Brewery
8564 Greenwood Ave. N.
Note this is a 21 and over event.
· Paul Hessburg, Research Landscape Ecologist, USDA-Forest Service
· Ryan Haugo, Senior Forest Ecologist, The Nature Conservancy
· Jim Watson, Wildlife Research Scientist, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
Moderated by Fred Koontz, Vice President of Field Conservation, Woodland Park Zoo
Space is limited! Click here to register.
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Summer after summer, Washington residents are living with thick smoke, intense wildfires and evacuations in and around our communities. But it doesn’t have to be this way.
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The Wildfire Disaster Funding Act would allow the Forest Service to access disaster funding rather than having to "borrow" from its regular forest health accounts to fight wildfire. Learn how you can support the effort.
Learn how we are setting the stage for healthier forests and safer, more economically vibrant communities.
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