600,000 Americans over 70 years old stop driving every year. In 1970, blue-collar jobs were 31.2 percent of total nonfarm employment. By 2016, their share had fallen to 13.6 percent. The number of days reaching "Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups" Level or Above on the Air Quality Index (Among 35 Major U.S. Cities for Ozone and PM2.5 Combined) is down 65% since 1999.
What does any of this have to do with prescribed fire implementation? Join us for an interactive webinar that explores how systems level trends impact the way we manage fire in unexpected ways. Hear why cutting trees in overstocked forests does far less than you might think to increase a community’s resilience to catastrophic fire; how the public framing of the “wildfire crisis” creates narratives that negatively impacts fire management; and how the unintended consequences of policy and demographics muzzle the most important ecological disturbance in almost 80% of America’s landscapes.
The webinar will address both opinions and opportunities for re-creation of a restoration economy and fire’s New Deal.