The West is Burning
Discover Your Forest invites you to a public screening of a Landmark Stories documentary The West is Burning followed by a facilitated panel discussion with local fire, land management, and forestry experts.
This free community event is hosted by the Embark Coworking Community, on Thursday, May 25th at 6:30pm, doors open at 6:00pm.
The West is Burning examines the history of forest management and social conflict that has contributed to current forest conditions, causing longer fire seasons and unprecedented destruction. The film emphasizes the need to act now to generate positive change in our forests, watersheds, and communities. Six real life perspectives drive the films’ narrative to help raise awareness about the conditions of forests in the western U.S. Their stories demonstrate the need to embrace a new era of forest stewardship, and the unique partnerships that are being built across community-based organizations, government entities, and private and non-governmental organizations. These thought leaders highlight the need for a unified response to climate change, land use, and forest restoration, and emphasize the importance of community-based solutions to these challenges.
The event will consist of a screening of the 56-minute film followed by a 30-45 minute facilitated panel discussion with local experts. The panelists include:
Holly Jewkes, Forest Supervisor, Deschutes National Forest
Thomas Stokely, Forest Ecologist, The Nature Conservancy
Robert Newey, Fire Management Officer, Bend-Fort Rock Ranger District
Please join us for this important event on learning to live together with fire!
This is a free, ticketed event. Follow the link below to register.