Blanchard Community Library Presents!
What really happens in nature after a fire? How does the environment respond? What should people do in the wake of a major fire to help the land? To help themselves? What unique challenges do California’s forests and foresters face? Has fire behavior changed?
We’ll examine these issues in a richly visual presentation by Corina Roberts, founder of the non profit group Redbird and the photographer who set out to document the recovery of the Angeles National Forest after the Station Fire of 2009.
In response to California’s 2017 wildfires, Redbird has launched a renewed outreach and education effort which includes a resource website, AfterTheFireIsOver.org
This will be an ever-growing body of information, and a place to archive the stories of fire survivors. Redbird’s goal is to provide an understanding of fire that will help citizens prepare for and cope, before, during and after a fire; to provide land management professionals, fire professionals and conservationists the information they need to make sound long term environmental decisions; to honor, embrace and support the experience of surviving a fire; and to impart upon agencies and individuals the tools they need to respond to emergency situations. The website is broken into three main sections: The Process of Fire, Managing The Land, and Fire – The Human Cost.
This is a family friendly presentation which will be followed by an informal question and answer and discussion period. Refreshments will be served.
For more information about Redbird, visit www.RedbirdsVision.org