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Changing Wildfire, Changing Forests—Climate, Fire, and Vegetation in the Pacific Northwest

Transition Fidalgo and Friends’
Monthly Gathering Presentation

Changing Wildfire, Changing Forests—Climate, Fire,
and Vegetation in the Pacific Northwest

Presented by Dave Peterson, Professor of Forest Biology, UW

Tuesday, September 24, 6:30 pm,
Anacortes Senior Center, 1701 22nd St.

Climate change, as it affects extreme weather and wildfire, will be a dominant influence on the future structure and composition of forest ecosystems.  This presentation explores historical relationships between fire and forests in the Pacific Northwest as a context for recent fire patterns, then projects how climate change is expected to alter forest ecosystems.  Management and policy options for reducing fire risk in forests and human communities will be evaluated.

Dave Peterson is Professor of Forest Biology at the University of Washington, School of Environmental and Forest Sciences, and emeritus Senior Research Scientist with the U.S. Forest Service Pacific Northwest Research Station.  He has conducted research on fire science and climate change throughout the western United States, has published 230 scientific articles and four books, and as a contributing author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change was a co-recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize.  He currently works on climate change assessment and adaptation on Western federal lands.  Dave lives on his family’s tree farm in Skagit County, Washington.

Also, Jack Hartt will be sharing briefly about the Forest Monitoring project in the ACFL as conducted by the Fidalgo Forest Stewards this year.

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06:30 PM

Location:

Anacortes Senior Center, 1701 22nd St.
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