'Living with Fire' in the Columbia River Gorge
In the midst of another fierce summer wildfire season, the Friends of the Columbia Gorge is hosting a public forum, Living with Fire, at OMSI on Sept. 12.
The event, timed about a year after the devastating Eagle Creek fire in the Gorge, will focus on progress over the past year and explore policies to strengthen resilience that makes the Gorge a special place.
The main event is a panel discussion with ecologists and others from the Friends of the Columbia Gorge, Gifford Pinchot National Forest and Trailkeepers of Oregon, followed by an audience Q&A.
Before that, there'll be screenings of six Eagle Creek fire documentaries by White Salmon and Hood River Middle school students.
Story Gorge, a Bingen, Washington-based storytelling group, teamed with the students and the U.S. Forest Service to create a media education program and produce the documentaries. For more information about the program and the films: www.storygorge.com/student-films
Doors open to the event at 6 p.m.
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