Events on Forests, Farms, and Food Systems

Protecting Massachusetts Forests

Talks about the critical importance of forests in the time of climate emergency

Please join Climate Action Now & Save Massachusetts Forests for the 5th talk in our series 

Praise the Dead:

The role of dead trees and fire in forest ecosystems

with George Wuerthner

Photo by Carole Horowitz – William Cullen Bryant Homestead

Tuesday, July 28th from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. EST (with Q&A) The talk is free, but registration is required.
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(After registering, you will receive a confirmation with a link to join the meeting. Please register if you can’t attend and want a link to the recorded talk. Do not share the link because it will only work for you).

George Wuerthner is an ecologist and has published 38 books, including Wildfire: A Century of Failed Forest Policy, Protecting the Wild: Parks and Wilderness Foundation for Conservation and Keeping the Wild: Against the Domestication of the Earth.

Many of us have heard about the wildfires in the West. Why are they happening? What about Massachusetts? Are we at risk for forest fires here? Why are controlled burns being done on our state lands? Are they beneficial or counterproductive? Are policy changes needed and if so, what should be considered?

George will discuss his experience in the West and talk about planned forest fires on Massachusetts state lands for habitat restoration and fire suppression. He will speak about the Montague Plains, Muddy Brook Wildlife Management Area, and Myles Standish State Forest as examples of restoring pine barrens, the cultural and ecological histories of these areas, and the benefits of letting nature take its course in forest ecosystems.

Series organized by Climate Action Now & Save Massachusetts Forests

Past events on video

Protecting Massachusetts Forests:
A series of talks about the critcal importance of forests in the time of Climate Emergency