Good fire. That's what it's called. It may seem counter intuitive, but our world was born of fire, and for millions of years it's shaped the diversity of life. But in most places, nearly one hundred years of fire exclusion and a warming world are creating situations where massive wildfires burn out of control and threaten lives. Learn how wildland firefighters are using controlled burning and good fire to restore the lands, ecosystem and protect our future. Take a deep look into how women are shaping these roles in society and how our lands & communities can live in relative harmony with fire. Get a special screening of the REI short film Women in Fire & chat with expert wildland firefighters.
Join the Nature Conservancy, US Forest Service and partners of the Southern Blue Ridge Fire Learning Network. Talk with a dozen women at various stages in their fire career, sharing what it means to live with fire, how & why they made it a career, and obstacles they overcame along the way. Opportunities for working in fire abound in the southeast and the controlled burning program in WNC is growing rapidly. Let's keep bringing #goodfire back to the mountains! Everyone is welcome!