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Grit City Think&Drink | Smokey Bear: Friend or Foe of our Forests?

After decades of fire suppression, land use changes, and with increasing temperatures associated with climate change we have recently experienced the largest and most destructive wildfires of our lifetimes. In this talk we will explore the science of how wildfires spread and how we might be able to mitigate wildfire hazard. We will consider whether the legacy of Smokey Bear is ultimately one of friend or foe to our forests.
Maureen Kennedy is an Assistant Professor at UW Tacoma in the School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences. She obtained her PhD at UW Seattle in Quantitative Ecology and Resource Management. With scientists in the US Forest Service and other institutions across the country Maureen studies forest and fuels management, wildfire burn severity, and fire regimes in the present and in the future under climate change.
grit city;think&drink;environment;forest fires;fire suppression;climate change;smokey bear
Event Info: (253) 692-4598
Ages: Kid-Friendly
Price: Free
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 • Tue 2/11/20 at 6:30pm-8pm 

The Swiss Pub
address  1904 S. Jefferson Ave.
 Tacoma, WA  98403
phone (253) 572-2821
parking Street-side parking available
ages all ages until 8:30; 21 & over after