Wilder than Wild: Fire, Forests and the Future

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This one hour documentary reveals how fuel build-up and climate change have exposed Western wildlands to large, high intensity wildfires, while greenhouse gases released from these fires contribute to global warming. This vicious cycle jeopardizes our forests and affects us all with extreme weather and more wildfires, some of which are now entering highly populated wildland-urban areas.

Highlighting these issues with personal experience, filmmaker Kevin White takes us on a journey from the Rim Fire of 2013, which burned 257,000 acres in the central Sierra, to the wine country wildfires of 2017, which destroyed 9,000 buildings and killed 44 people. Along the way, we learn how the proactive use of prescribed fire can reduce reliance on reactive fire suppression, we see a California tribe renew their tradition of cultural fire, and we meet stakeholder groups working with scientists and resource managers to build consensus on how to restore and manage the lands we love and depend on. 

Following the documentary screening, join us for a brief discussion with the Alameda Fire Department on how to prepare go-bags for emergencies.

Tuesday, September 28, 2021 | 06:00 PM to 07:30 PM at the Main Library (1550 Oak Street) in the Stafford Room.

To ensure everyone's safety, the number of participants will be limited and masks need to be worn through the program. Please register here or by clicking on the side link in the side panel to register prior to this event.







  • Tuesday, September 28, 2021 | 06:00 PM - 07:30 PM


1550 Oak Street, Main Library 94501  View Map

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