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All are invited to attend the Clackamas County Master Gardeners meeting Feb. 12, where the program will present information on managing the growth, composition and health of the Columbia River Gorge after the Eagle Creek fire.

SUBMITTED PHOTO - John Bailey of OSU College of Forestry will talk about environmental impacts of the Eagle Creek fire at the Clackamas County Master Gardeners meeting Feb. 12.

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Clackamas County Master Gardeners invite the public to attend a presentation by John Bailey, Ph.D, on the Larger Story of the Eagle Creek Fire: Environmental Impacts at 7 p.m. Feb. 12 at Milwaukie Center, 5440 S.E. Kellogg Creek Drive, Milwaukie.

As the work of silviculture — managing growth, composition and health of the forest — shifts following the Eagle Creek fire in the Columbia River Gorge, Bailey will share what citizens can do to more sensitively use the forests. He will also explain what the greatest risks are in the next few years.

Bailey worked for six years with the Environmental Protection Agency in Corvallis on forest responses to pollution and climate stress. After earning his doctorate in silviculture, he joined the faculty at Northern Arizona University for nine years working in semi-arid ponderosa pine silviculture, fuels management and restoration treatments. He returned to Oregon State University College of Forestry in 2006 to continue work on fuels and fire management and ecosystem restoration in drier forest types.

The meeting is free and open to all.

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