U.S. Representative Joe Neguse has organized a Wildfire Summit with Colorado Senators Michael Bennet and John Hickenlooper, and Governor Jared Polis as well as dozens of agency officials and elected officials to hear from citizens, scientists and experts about the problems associated with wildfires and to seek collaborative solutions. What did we learn in 2020 and where do we go from here?
Thursday, February 18, 2021
12:00 - 1:00 pm public panel with Rep. Neguse, Governor Polis, Senators Bennet and Hickenlooper and guests
1:00 - 5:00 pm expert panels
CO-LABS Executive Director Dan Powers will be moderating the panel on The Science of Wildfires with these experts:
Dr. Jennifer Balch, Director of Earth Lab & Fellow in CIRES, University Director of the USGS North Central Climate Adaptation Science Center, & Associate Professor in the Department of Geography, The University of Colorado-Boulder Dr. Christine Wiedinmyer, Associate Director for Science at CIRES and Research Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Colorado Boulder Dr. Sara Brown, Forest Service (RMRS) Program Manager, Fire, Fuels, and Smoke Science Program Brett Wolk, Assistant Director Colorado Forest Restoration Institute, Colorado State University
Dr. Michelle Newcomer, Research Scientist, Climate & Ecosystem Sciences at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab
We will update this page with the videos on-demand as they are available