USGS Fire Science featured in Menlo Park Lecture Series

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Paul Steblein (USGS Fire Science Cordinator) gave a public lecture on June 27th. The presentation, entitled "USGS Fire Science: Understanding why wildlands burn and what can be done about it", gave an overview of the diverse facets of USGS science that are important contributors to the fire science and fire management communities. 

The complete lecture can be viewed online at https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=5&v=4mCX6OrsjWU.

Image of 2 scientists watching a fire from far away

2019 June Public Lecture Flyer

USGS Fire Science: Understanding why wildlands burn and what can be done about it 

By Paul Steblein, USGS Wildland Fire Science Coordinator

  • Wildfires are expensive, dangerous, and have massive impacts on people and ecosystems, yet ecosystems evolve with wildland fire.
  • USGS fire scientists help understand what factors affect wildland fire occurrence, intensity, spread, and effects.
  • What can be done to reduce the damaging effects of wildfires and increase the beneficial aspects of wildland fire - USGS works with fire and land managers to identify cost effective options.

June 27th, 2019 at 7:00 PM (PDT) 

345 Middlefield Road, Bldg. 3, Rambo Auditorium

Menlo Park, CA 

94025

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