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Wildfire: On the Front Lines with Station 8

Wildfire: On the Front Lines with Station 8

Heather Hanson at Columbia Arts
Author of
Wildfire: On the Front Lines with Station 8
June 21 @ 6pm, Free to the Community

Join Waucoma Bookstore, Mountaineers Books, and CCA as we present author Heather Hansen who will share the story of her book, Wildfire, which brings equal measures of sciences and drama to the issue of combating ever larger, more intense wild-land fires.

Hanson spent eighteen months immersed in fire science and policy, shadowing the elite firefighters of Station 8 near Boulder, Colorado through their daily training regimens, public interaction, and an all-out week-long battle against a mountain blaze that tested their intensively honed skills and endurance.

She explores the many aspects of wildfires, from the history of the national parks and development of forest management techniques to the most up-to-date computer models of fire behavior and micro-meteorology. Her lively reportage combines interviews, mountain hikes, visits to fire labs, and even her game attempts to keep up with hotshot trainees and the Station 8 firefighters. With the fires that we experience throughout the Gorge, this author discussion is certain to be meaningful.

Free and open to the community. Please RSVP online here.