Wildfire lecture, Saturday in Pescadero

By on Thu, October 22, 2009

"Exploring myths and realities of wildfire along the central coast of California: What can we learn from the past, what is similar and different compared to Southern California, and what can we expect in the future?”

Join Michael Vasey, a research scientist at UC Santa Cruz, who will be giving a fiery talk on this very hot topic!

Mike Vasey has been studying chaparral in the Central Coast Range for the past four years, including mature stands and post-burn conditions.  Mike will share what he has learned about the threat of wildfire along the central California coast and review what is known about fire history in this region compared to other places such as southern California.  Lastly, he will reflect upon changes to fire regimes along the coast that could be in store due to potential climate shifts.  In the process, he will try to dispel some common "myths"  and contrast these myths to what we now know about the ecology of fire in this region.

Lecture and optional fieldtrip
Saturday, October 24th, 1:30 pm
Native Sons Hall: 112 Stage Road, Pescadero Ca 94060
$5 suggested donation per person or family

(children welcome if they do not interrupt the speaker’s presentation)

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