Wildfire Presentation at MRL

wildfires2Thanks to Alan Williams for an interesting and informative presentation with lots of amazing photos! And thank you for your dedication to this difficult work.




The Climate Action Alliance of the Valley presents the inside story on fighting western forest fires, from training to living in camp to the actual hard and very dirty work of controlling a wildfire, from Shenandoah National Park’s Alan Williams.

Alan Williams is an Ecologist/Data Manager for Shenandoah National Park (SNP). He works on projects including water quality, aquatic invertebrate monitoring, native trout monitoring, non-native plant monitoring, forest health, rare plant monitoring, and Peregrine Falcon restoration. He is also a member of the park’s technical rescue team and wildfire fighting crew.

On Monday, October 26 at 6:00 PM at the Harrisonburg Downtown Library, Alan Williams will share with us his experiences working western wildfires as well as what firefighting means at SNP.

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Alan Williams is an ecologist and wildfire fighter with the Shenandoah National Park.

Come to watch “Unacceptable Risk: Firefighters on the Front Lines of Climate Change.” Produced by The Story Group, this short video “focuses on the people battling to save lives and property in a rapidly changing environment.” Then hear Alan present about training for fighting wildfires, life in a fire camp, working western wildfires, and wildfires and the Shenandoah National Park. We will have time for questions following the presentation.

All welcome!

Top photo credit: from The Story Group’s video “Unacceptable Risk: Firefighters on the Front Lines of Climate Change.” 

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