October’s Virtual Workshop highlights mitigation projects that saved properties

Blog Post created by cathyprudhomme Employee on Oct 3, 2016

This summer, wildfires tested the benefits of mitigation projects throughout the U.S. and from those fires came some important success stories about risk reduction work that was done before the fire - and credited with having a major role in homes surviving. These successes have significant value and are a must share with stakeholders and residents living in wildfire prone areas.


Details from three of those successes found in Colorado, Idaho and Washington will be featured in the October 11 (1pm EDT), live Firewise Ask an Expert virtual workshop . Each one will provide inspiration and motivation, as the guest presenters share details from their communities about the work they're doing with residents and how that's delivering results. 

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Guest presenters include:

Patrick Haggerty, Cascadia, WA Conservation District

Jerry McAdams, Boise Fire Department, ID

Jim Webster, Boulder County, CO


Each workshop in the Ask an Expert series provides conference quality, free learning opportunities for wildfire stakeholders by connecting them with leading researchers and practitioners in a live interactive format. Every sixty minute session features a 45-minute wildfire related topic and closes with 15 minutes of live questions from participants.


Advance registration is required.


Upcoming Sessions:

Thursday, November 17 at 1pm MDT:  Wildland Urban Legends