Gain scientiﬁ c perspectives on ﬁ re, fuels and their impacts in the Tahoe Basin. Join local experts for three short presentations and a discussion on ﬁ re science. Following the presentations, you will have an opportunity to discuss the inter-related issues concerning wildﬁ res and their impact and ask questions of our panel of experts.
Wildﬁ re and Prescribed Fire Effects on Watersheds: Professor
Wally Miller, University of Nevada Reno presents the effects of
wildﬁ re and prescribed ﬁ re on soils, forest carbon and nutrient
budgets and the resulting impacts on water quality and food webs.
How do thinning and prescribed ﬁ re affect the forest ﬂ oor fuels?
What is a “Strategically Placed Land Area Treatments (SPLATs)”?
Jeff Brown, Station Manager at the UC Berkeley, Sagehen Creek Field
Station presents recent research on SPLATs and their use as a tool
designed to modify forest ﬁ re behavior.
Protecting Communities & Defensible Space: Norb Szczurek,
NLTFPD Division Chief, presents practical information about how
to protect your property from wildﬁ re. Learn what is being done in
Panel includes presenters, Fire Safe Council and TRPA representatives.
Presented by Wally Miller (University of Nevada, Reno), Jeff Brown (UC Berkeley Sagehen Creek Field Station) and Norb Szczurek (Division Chief, North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District)
LECTURE WITH WALLY MILLER (UNIV. OF NEVADA, RENO),
JEFF BROWN (UC BERKELEY) &
NORB SZCZUREK (N. LAKE TAHOE FIRE PROTECTION)
Date: Monday, October 29, 2007
Time: 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Lecture begins promptly at 6:00 p.m.
Cost: $5 donation requested. Includes a No-Host Bar.
Location: Assembly Rooms A & B, Tahoe Center for
291 Country Club Drive, Incline Village, Nevada
(on the campus of Sierra Nevada College)