The Modesto Area Partners in Science (MAPS) is offering the presentation “Forest Health and Fire Resiliency in a Changing Climate” by John Buckley, director of the Central Sierra Environmental Resource Center (CSERC). The event is Friday, Oct. 27 at 7:30 p.m. in Sierra Hall 132 on Modesto Junior College’s West Campus. Both the program and parking are free.
With the recent wildfires raging throughout California the topics Buckley will discuss could not be more urgent. During the presentation he will examine what effect a warming climate may have on the capability of Sierra Nevada forests to be resilient to wildfires, and the impacts of wildfires in the Sierra Nevada. He will also talk about to what degree the combination of recent drought and insects have altered forest conditions, and the potential effects of forest management choices made now on forests, wildlife, recreation, and forest watersheds for decades into the future.
The MAPS event is intended for people over 12 years of age. MAPS programs are made possible by contributions from ASMJC, MJC Foundation, Great Valley Museum and Stanislaus County Office of Education.
For more information about the MAPS program visit the website http://maps.events.mjc.edu/, the Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/pages/Modesto-Area-Partners-in-Science/244618054801.