"Megafires" are increasingly damaging to people and their assets. "Active management" of forests has been proposed as a cannot miss solution with highly desired fringe benefits. But, what is "active management"? Can it live up to the hype? This talk will explore these questions. Dennis Odion, Ph.D, is an ecologist interested in vegetation pattern and process. He has studied fire behavior and effects via field experiments and geographical methods. He previously monitored fires as a vegetation manager and field technician in northern California, gaining valuable practical experience with fire suppressed forests, and on the subject of living with fire. Dr. Odion has also studied the resiliency of fire-specialized species. He has lived in Ashland since 2000. This hike is intended as a follow up field trip after a more detailed talk by Dennis at the Northwest Nature Shop on October 24.
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