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Wildland Fires: After the Smoke Clears

Third in the 2004 "Science, Society, Solutions" series

Find out how teams of USGS scientists, communities, and local and federal agencies work together to protect lives, property, and ecosystems as the stabilize burned areas and rehabilitate the land.

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Friday, July 16, 2004
10 a.m.

Rayburn House Office Building
Room 2325
Washington, DC

Wildland Fires: After the Smoke Clears
PDF (1.5 MB)
Speakers:   (Speaker Biographies)

Anne Kinsinger
U.S. Geological Survey

Ed Bortugno
California Office of Emergency Services



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The California Water Education

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Senator Gordon Smith
Representative James Moran
Representative Greg Walden


For information on the status of the July 16, 2004 Wildland Fires Briefing on Capitol Hill, please call 703-648-4455.



While a raging wildland fire can be terrifyingly destructive, some of the biggest dangers come after the smoke clears. Scorched land is vulnerable to a number of threats, including landslides; accelerated erosion and sedimentation, which can impact water quality; and invasive weeds, which can fuel future fires. Come hear how teams of USGS scientists, communities, and local and federal agencies work together to protect lives, property, and ecosystems as they stabilize burned areas and rehabilitate the land.

Additional Information


Directions to Rayburn House Office Building:

East on Rt. 66 over the Roosevelt Bridge; right on Independence Avenue. Follow Independence past the construction of the Botanic Gardens; right on Canal Street (2 blocks); left on D Street. Pay parking is on the right between D Street and Canal Street.


Speaker Biographies

Anne Kinsinger

Ed Bortugno



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