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Building Wildfire Resilience in the West: Catastrophic wildfire impacts on public | Session 5

Tuesday, August 4, 2020
12:30pm - 2:00pm PDT
Zoom Webinar
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About this series

Western landscapes have always burned and always will. The more we suppress fire and change the climate, the more catastrophic wildfires become. How can we make communities and wild lands more resilient in the age of megafire?

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Session objectives

This session focuses on the implications of catastrophic wildfire on public health and what funders can do about it. 

  • Shifting philanthropic focus from wanting to only improve emergency services to investments in preventive community and wildland resilience solutions to protect public health
  • Illuminate opportunities to fund policy innovation to protect the most vulnerable populations – low-income communities, farm workers, prisoners fighting wildfire
  • Discuss the intersection of land use planning as it relates to equity, public health, and wildfire

Other events in this series

  • Session 1: The Convergence of COVID-19 and Wildfire Register > 
  • Session 2: Why Western forests are burning catastrophically Register >
  • Session 3: Catastrophic Wildfire- Opportunities for Intervention Register > 
  • Session 4: The Future of Wildfire, Climate Change, and Water in the West Register >
  • Session 6: Wildfire Resilience and Economic Opportunity Register >


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No cost to participate

Who May Attend
Current SCG, NCG, and SDG members and eligible non-members

SCG members: Register online (you must log in to your SCG account to register).
NCG & SDG members: Please contact [email protected] to register.
Non-members: Register online. If you do not have an SCG account, contact us.
If you have additional questions regarding these sessions, please contact us at [email protected]

Accommodations for People with Disabilities
If you have a disability and require accommodation in order to fully participate in this activity, please contact our programs team at [email protected] or (213) 680-8866. You will be contacted by someone from our staff to discuss your specific needs.

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