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Oct. 20: Free talk offers perspective on wildfire threat

wildfire-treesPULLMAN, Wash. – Better understanding the wildfires confronting the West in historical and global perspective will be the focus of a free, public lecture at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20, in the CUB ballroom at Washington State University.

“Burning Issues: The Past, Present and Future of Fire and Forest Management in the North American West” will be presented by Mark Swanson, associate professor in the WSU School of the Environment. He will discuss how the wildfire situation has been created by various factors, including climate change, transformed landscapes and changing human societies.

The talk is sponsored by the WSU history department’s Roots of Contemporary Issues program.


R. Charles Weller, WSU history department, 509-335-4705,
Adriana Aumen, WSU College of Arts and Sciences communications, 509-335-5671,



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