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Living With Fire Lecture Series – Part 1 with Will Harling

January 11, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Experts in the fields of fire ecology, fuels management, and structural/landscape resiliency are being featured in a three-part Living With Fire lecture series via Zoom, presented by Friends of the Lost Coast in partnership with the BLM King Range. Three 60-minute lectures – with a Q&A at the end of each presentation, are scheduled for January 11, 18, and 26. The first lecture, Restoring Human Relationships With Fire In Northwestern California, with Will Harling, Director of the Mid Klamath Watershed Council is Tuesday, January 11 from 6 to 7p.m. Next up, HSU Assistant Professor of Fire Ecology & Fuels Management, Jeffrey Kane, will present Fuels Management Strategies To Foster Fire Resilience In CA’s Lost Coast on Tuesday, January 18 from 6 to 7p.m. Yana Valachovic, Forest Advisor with UC Cooperative Extension, will close out the series with Fire Hardening Your Home & Homestead on Wednesday, January 26 from 6 to 7p.m. All told, the Living With Fire series showcases a broad range of topics on fire ecology and resiliency, from traditional use of fire by Native peoples to modern western perspectives on fire science, plus helpful tips and strategies for making your own home, community, and local wild-lands fire safe.  Zoom links for each lecture will be posted here when available.

Will Harling’s Lecture:  Restoring Human Fire Relationships in Northwestern California

This presentation will discuss efforts in the Western Klamath Mountains and throughout northwest California to restore fire processes both at the local and the landscape scale. Lessons learned from 20+ years of working with tribes, communities, state and federal agencies, regional and national organizations working on fire issues, and state and federal fire policy makers will be shared to help define a path towards restoring fire dependent ecosystems and communities. Specifically, building community capacity through various organizational models, including Fire Safe Councils, Prescribed Burn Associations, Prescribed Fire Training Exchanges and All Hands All Lands programs to implement strategic fire and fuels treatments will help participants better understand how to shift human fire relationships in their communities. In addition to proactive fuels reduction efforts, coordinated community response to wildfires and critical pre-planning will be discussed in relation to the Community Liaison Program that has significantly increased community engagement with incident management teams during wildfire events in the Klamath Mountains. Finally, opportunities for affecting state and federal fire policy, and for accessing private, state and federal funding to accomplish this work will be shared.

Click THIS LINK to view the video recording of Will’s lecture.



January 11, 2022
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Event Category:


Friends of the Lost Coast


Online only