The University of Idaho's James A. and Louise McClure Center for Public Policy Research will present Policy Pub: Fire in the West, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 24, at Pengilly's, 513 W. Main Street, Boise.
The discussion panelists are William Kaage, Chief, National Park Service Division of Fire and Aviation Management at the National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC); Captain Jerry McAdams, Fire Inspector/Investigator and Wildfire Mitigation Specialist, Boise Fire Department; and Dr. Jen Pierce, Associate Professor, Department of Geosciences, Boise State University. McClure Center Director Katherine Himes will moderate the discussion.
The McClure Center conducts research and provides reliable nonpartisan information on critical issues facing the state, region, nation, and world. Policy Pub is designed to engage Idahoans through stimulating conversations on a variety of policy topics. The upcoming Policy Pub will focus on challenges that wildfire presents to local, state, regional, and national stakeholders.
Panelists will talk about their work with fire, describe how fire in the West has changed, and explore links with human health, policy, and risk management. Their remarks will be followed by a question-and-answer session with the audience. This will be the first Policy Pub of the 2018-19 school year.