After the Smoke Clears: Hood River Fire Forum

Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 5:45pm to 8:45pm

Thursday, November 30
Bowe Theater at Hood River Valley High School, 1220 Indian Creek Rd, Hood River
Doors open at 5:45 p.m. | Event from 6:30 - 8:45 p.m.

The Columbia River Gorge is a beloved national treasure and icon of the Northwest. The Eagle Creek fire had a significant impact on our region—threatening Gorge communities, disrupting businesses, filling our skies with smoke, and burning through cherished hiking trails. Many are still working through the accompanying anger, outrage, anxiety, and stress from the fire. 

Now that rains have come and largely put the fire out, we can breathe deeply and look to the forest for what it can teach us about natural recovery systems. It's also a time to look ahead at ways we can increase resilience for the land, communities, and trails that make the Gorge such a special place. 

The series will feature insights from a collection of noted fire ecologists, forestry researchers, and leaders from local business, conservation and recreation organizations with multimedia presentations on what happened in the fire and examinations of key challenges moving forward.