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We bring fire with us: the role of people in changing modern U.S. fire regimes
Webinar presented by Dr. Jennifer K. Balch.

There are three ingredients needed for fire: fuel to burn, hot & dry conditions, and an ignition source. People are changing all three. The area burned has increased over just the past several decades, in western U.S. forests by 1500%. Last year was the most expensive wildfire season ever in the U.S., costing $18 Billion. We need to learn to live with fire, again. But how? Ultimately, we need to build better and burn better. In this webinar, Dr. Balch will explore these questions and answer questions from webinar participants.

The webinar will begin on Sep. 20, 2018 at 2:00 PM Eastern time; it will last for approximately 1 hour. A recording of the webinar will be available online within 10 days. Contact Remy Chappetta at with any further questions.

This webinar is hosted by a collaboration of the Board on Earth Sciences and Resources and the Water Science and Technology Board of the U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.

Sep 20, 2018 2:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Webinar is over, you can not register now. If you have any questions, please contact Webinar host: Raymond Chappetta.