Megafire Expert to Visit Jackson Area on June 26th
The Era of Mega Fires is a 70-minute, multi-media, traveling presentation. The presented material comes in the form of fast-moving, short, topic-based talks interspersed with compelling video vignettes. Think Ted X mixed with snappy documentary shorts. Megafires are wildfires over 100,000 acres and are exceptionally destructive to communities, wildlife and our natural spaces. The presentation includes a discussion by Dr. Paul Hessburg (from the Pacific Northwest Research Station, U.S. Forest Service), complimented by video clips created by wildfire photographer John Marshall, and an opportunity for public questions and comments with Hessburg and Teton Area Wildfire Managers.
The intent of this project is to significantly reduce the amount of loss we are experiencing from Megafires through education, community action, and policy change. Please join the Teton Area Wildfire Protection Coalition at 6:30 June 26th at the National Museum of Wildlife Art, in Jackson, Wyoming.
This event is free and open to the public. For more information call 307-739-5424
Report Wildfires: 307-739-3630
As soon as you hear thunder;
- Seek shelter inside a vehicle or building
- Get off elevated areas such as hills, mountain ridges, or peaks
- Never lie flat on the ground
- Never shelter under an isolated tree
- Never use a cliff or rocky overhang for shelter
- Get away from bodies of water
- Stay away from fences, power lines, windmills, etc.)