February 26: Gray Brechin will Speak at “Fire, Fire Mapping and Fire Breaks,” a Mini-Symposium


L-R: Stephen Pyne, Gray Brechin.



The David Rumsey Map Center will host Stephen Pyne and Gray Brechin at a virtual mini-symposium on fire, fire mapping and fire breaks. The speakers will discuss American fire history and policy from the late 19th century to the present, as well as the importance of the Ponderosa Way fire break as a prototype for slowing and stopping fires.

The symposium will take place Friday, February 26, 2021 on Zoom and follows the schedule below:

2:15pm PST – Zoom opens

2:30 – Introductions, housekeeping

2:35 – Stephen Pyne: “A Billion Burnable Acres. America Between Three Fires”

3:15 – Gray Brechin: “Ponderosa Way: Rediscovering the World’s Longest and Most Forgotten Fire Break in California”

4:05 – Q&A.

Register here: https://events.stanford.edu/events/902/90227/






Date: Fri. Feb 26th, 2021

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