Presented by the Greater Santa Fe Fireshed Coalition.
Join the Coalition on November 27th at 7pm for a screening of the Era Of Megafires and a panel discussion following the film. Come a little early to grab a drink at the Conservation Cocktails reception at the Jean Cocteau with Fireshed partners and friends.
Tickets cost $8. This will help cover the licensing fees and the venue fees. You can buy them at the door, or online here.
The movie will be followed by a panel discussion with local experts to talk about the risk of wildfire here in Santa Fe, the impacts fire could have and what the Santa Fe Fireshed Coalition partners are doing to prepare. Panel speakers include:
James Melonas (SFNF Supervisor)
Jens Stevens (USGS Researcher)
Anne Bradley (TNC NM), and
Eytan Krasilovsky (FSG NM).
The Panel will be facilitated by Kendal Martel (FSG).
While the movie was produced in the Northwest, it still is very applicable to the Southwest. You can get a feel for the hour-long movie by watching this shorter 15-minute TED talk beforehand.
The rise of highly destructive megafires -- wildfires over 100,000 acres -- has become one of today's most pressing and complex problems, threatening our communities, homes, businesses and even our very way of life. Facing the reality of this issue is daunting, but like all wicked problems, through education and action we can change the way fire comes to our forests and communities.
The Era of Megafires is a 60-minute multi-media presentation that combines the research of Dr. Paul Hessburg (Pacific Northwest Research Station, U.S. Forest Service) with the visual storytelling of award-winning film company, North 40 Productions. It’s presented in the form of fast-moving, short, topic-based talks interspersed with compelling video vignettes and animations.