After the Smoke Clears Forum Nov. 30

After the Smoke Clears: A Forum on the Eagle Creek Fire and Recovery
Thursday, November 30, doors at 5:45, show at 6:30 pm
Bowe Theater, Hood River Valley High School

The Eagle Creek fire threatened Gorge communities, disrupted businesses, filled our skies with smoke, and

burned through cherished hiking trails. Many of us 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 deep 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. 

We are pleased to be a host of After the Smoke Clears a forum featuring multimedia presentations on what happened in the fire and examining key challenges moving forward, featuring insights from a collection of noted fire ecologists, forestry researchers, and leaders from local business, conservation and recreation organizations.  

    • Professor of Environmental and Forest Sciences Jerry Franklin of the University of Washington College of the Environment
    • Jürgen Hess,former Acting Area Manager of USFS Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
    • Caroline Park, co-owner, Thunder Island Brewing Company, Cascade Locks
    • Michael Lang, Friends of the Columbia Gorge Conservation Director 
    • Film of Eagle Creek Post-Fire by Trip Jennings

Learn more about the impact of the fire on the Gorge and what you can do to help the forests naturally recover and protect cherished public lands into the future

 Forum hosted by Hood River Valley Residents Committee, Friends of the Columbia Gorge, Oregon Wild, Crag Law Center, Sierra Club, Bark, the Audubon Society of Portland, and others. (photo credit: Trip Jennings)