Friday, June 1, 2018

Thanks for helping...

Many thanks to those who helped out with the two Era of Megafires presentations, held in Grants Pass on May 30 and Medford on May 31. The agencies and non-government organizations who supported the shows include the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest, the Oregon Department of Forestry, the Rogue Valley Fire Prevention Cooperative, the Southern Oregon Forest Restoration Collaborative, Oregon State University Extension Service, the Fire-Adapted Communities Learning Network, Josephine County, Lomakatsi Restoration Project, Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center, and representatives from southwest Oregon's many structural fire departments.

Approximately 300 members of the public and invited guests attended the two presentations.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018


How do you want your fire? How do you want your smoke?

Please join the Rogue Valley Fire Prevention Cooperative for a FREE presentation of The Era of Megafires, presented by Dr. Paul Hessburg, on Wednesday, May 30, at The Event Center at the Lodge at Riverside 940 SE 7th Street, Grants Pass, or on Thursday, May 31, at 7:00pm at the Smullin Health Education Center, 2825 East Barnett Rd, Medford.

Seating is limited so get tickets through at the following links:

Grants Pass tickets

Medford tickets

Doors will open at 6:15 pm for a light reception. The presentation begins at 7:00 pm with opportunity for questions at the end of the production.

Megafires, wildfires over 100,000 acres, and the destruction caused by them is a serious and growing issue to our region. Our communities, homes, businesses and our very way of life are threatened. If we are going to make effective progress towards increasing fire resiliency, we must increase awareness and stimulate conversation about this important issue across all levels of society.

The “Era of Megafires” is a 70-minute, multi-media, traveling 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.