The Northern Rockies Fire Science Network has partnered with the Flathead Area FireSafe Council, Southwestern Crown of the Continent, Montana Department of Natural Resources, Flathead National Forest, The Nature Conservancy, and Flathead Valley Community College to bring the Era of Megafires to Montana.
The 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. See also the USFS News Release and Montana Public Radio news story.