This CitySpeak forum is slated for Tuesday, October 27 at 6:30 pm. Panelists include:
- Prof. John Bailey, from OSU’s College of Forestry – his areas of research include forest health, wildfire ecology, and silviculture
- Corvallis Fire Chief Ken McCarthy – he will speak to the blurring urban/wild land divide urban planning, and what property owners can do
- Prof. Daniel Leavell, from OSU’s College of Forestry – he is a Fire Specialist
According to the Insurance Information Institute, 230,000 acres have burned in Oregon this year, and 40,000 residents were displaced. The same organization disclosed its finding that Oregon is among 10 states at most risk for wildfires.
Among other topics, we will explore how bad wildfire seasons could get as the climate changes? If climate change play a role in making arson caused fires worse? And what forest management options are available.
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