Dave Cleaves, USFS: Longer and more intense fire seasons in Alaska

2011-04-30 by

The U.S. Forest Service stewards the Tongass and Chugach, two enormous forests. Insect-kill and longer, more intense fire seasons in Alaska mean lots of dead trees and massive releases of carbon emissions into the atmosphere, “turning up the burner” on the whole planet. In this preview to his Classrooms for Climate talk, Cleaves says he’s coming to share adaptive management strategies, and learn from Alaska land managers, who already have a leadership team working on response.

He speaks Thursday, May 5 from 5:30-7 p.m. in the ConocoPhillips Integrated Science Building, Room 120. This interview was recorded April 28, 2011.

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For More Information:

Classrooms for Climate
Conference homepage
U.S. Forest Service
The agency where Cleaves is climate change advisor
Chugach National Forest
Tongass National Forest