LIVING WITH FIRE Saving Homes, Lives and Forests
An important presentation about protecting our homes from fire while simultaneously protecting our forests and environment. The presenters are noted scientists. The event is scheduled a week from today, July 26th at 7:00 pm at the college (doors open at 6:30pm), and is being cosponsored by Napa Vision 2050, Napa Climate Now/350BayArea and Napa Sierra Club.
Chad Hanson, PhD, Ecologist
Director, John Muir Project
Contributor to the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation publication
“A New Direction for California Wildfire Policy—Working from the Home Outward”
Maya Khosla, Wildlife Biologist, Writer and Filmmaker
with her film “Searching for Gold Spot”
Dr. Hanson brings good news:
- Homes can be made much safer even though climate change has created extreme conditions leading to more wildfires that cannot be contained with fire suppression efforts.
- Making homes fire-resistant (hardening homes) is the most effective and cost-efficient way of preventing catastrophic loss from wildfires.
- After a fire, forests retain 89% of their sequestered carbon. If left undisturbed, they provide superb wildlife habitat while recapturing lost carbon–often within 10 years.
- If we honor the science, we can strengthen forests–our most valuable resource to fight climate change.
We do not need to tear out forests to save communities.
- City dwellers can learn how to avoid ignitions from embers (firebrands) that blow far ahead of fires. Can we avoid another Coffey Park, which had Hwy 101 for a firebreak?
Learn more and see home fire safe examples and materials
Presentation, film, Q&A
Doors open at 6:30 pm. Suggested donation: $10. Parking free of charge.
Co-hosts: Napa Vision 2050, Napa Climate Now/350BayArea and Napa Sierra Club