Era of Megafires Tour

Though most wildfires are started by people, dry lightning storms are a common, natural source of wildfire ignitions.In May, 2017 Idaho Firewise is bringing Era of Megafires to Idaho.

Era of Megafires is a 70-minute, multimedia presentation hosted by Dr. Paul Hessburg, who has conducted fire and landscape ecology research for more than 27 years. The presented material comes in the form of fast-moving, short, topic-based talks interspersed with compelling video vignettes and features the work of wildfire photographer, John Marshall. Think Ted X mixed with snappy documentary shorts and compelling photography. The videos are produced by award-winning documentary film company, North 40 Productions, of Wenatchee, WA.

The presentation is designed to educate audiences across the West so that they may better participate in the conversation and solutions surrounding wildfires.

Additional Supporters of these events include: Idaho Bureau of Land Management, the Northern Rockies Fire Science Network, University of Idaho Extension Forestry, Idaho Department of Lands, Idaho State Parks, the Valley County Fire Working Group, the Nez Perce Tribe, Mid-Snake RC&D, Boise Fire Department.

May 1 – Coeur d’ Alene, ID
Coeur d’Alene Public Library – Community Room
702 East Front Street
Coeur d’ Alene, ID
Presentation starts at 6:00 pm, doors open at 5:30 pm

May 2 – Sandpoint, ID
Columbia Bank Community Room
414 Church Street
Sandpoint, ID
Presentation Starts at 6:30 pm

May 3 – Moscow, ID
Kenworthy Performing Arts Center
508 Main St.
Moscow, ID
Presentation starts at 7:00 pm, doors open at 6:30 pm

May 15 – McCall, ID
Alpine Playhouse
McCall, ID
Presentation starts at 7:00 pm

May 16 – Boise, ID
Egyptian Theater
700 W. Main St
Boise, ID
Presentation starts at 6:00 pm, doors open at 5:30 pm

May 17 – Twin Falls, ID
CSI Herrett Center – Rick Allen Room
Twin Falls, ID
Presentation starts at 6:00 pm

May 18 – Pocatello, ID
Idaho Museum of Natural History – Discovery Room
698 E Dillon St.
Pocatello, ID

1 Comment

  1. Linda McDonald on May 8, 2017 at 9:47 am

    Good to hear this program is also coming to Pocatello! Please keep me informed about other programs available in my area. Thanks, Linda McDonald

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