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Wednesday
15
NOV

After the Smoke Clears - PDX Fire Forum

18:00
21:00
Audubon Society of Portland
Event organized by Audubon Society of Portland

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A series of educational forums on the Eagle Creek fire and how our community can support the recovery of the Columbia River Gorge.

Doors open at 6:00pm - visit informational tables from sponsoring organizations! Event starts at 7:00 pm. Free Admission. Donations accepted.

The Columbia River Gorge is a beloved national treasure and icon of the Northwest. The #EagleCreekFire had a significant impact on our region—threatening Gorge communities, disrupting businesses, filling our skies with smoke, and burning through cherished hiking trails. Many 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.

Join us on Wednesday, November 15 at Revolution Hall for the first in a series of educational public forums on the Eagle Creek fire and learn how our community can support the recovery of the Columbia River Gorge. The series will feature a combination of multimedia presentations on what happened in the fire and examinations of key challenges moving forward, featuring insights from a collection of noted fire ecologists, forestry researchers, and leaders from local business, conservation and recreation organizations.

Come 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.

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

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