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Era of Megafires - A Multi-Media Presentation with Dr. Paul Hessburg in Helena

MegafiresPosterGraphicSmallForWeb_0.PNGThe Era of Megafires is a 70-minute, multi-media 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.

The presentation is designed to educate audiences across the West so that they may better participate in the conversation and solutions surrounding the Megafire issue. Take a look at this video put together by Tri-County Firesafe Working Group for more on what to expect. The local television program, "Community Pulse," has also aired an interview about the presentation.

Sponsors for this event include Tri-County FireSafe Working Group, FireSafe Montana and the Northern Rockies Fire Science Network. 

The presentation will take place at Helena's Myrna Loy Theater. Doors will open at 6:00PM, and the presentation will begin at 7:00PM. The event is free but tickets are limited; call the Myrna Loy box office (406 443-0287, ext. 21) to reserve tickets. 

A follow-up discussion of local, fire-related issues will be held on October 3rd at 7:00pm in the Montana Association of Counties (MACO) Building. Join us for an evening of educational and eye-opening presentations by professionals who have studied the local fire hazards and are involved in the solutions. More information available here