Wildfire in the West: Book Talk with Heather Hansen (PDX)

Join journalist Heather Hansen at Portland's REI in a discussion of why wildfires are getting bigger, costlier and more intense. In her new book, WILDFIRE, Hansen spends nearly two years shadowing an elite wildland fire crew, immersed in firefighting, public relations, science, and policy. Her lively reportage and presentation combines interviews, mountain hikes, visits to fire labs, and even her attempts to keep up with firefighters (who are considered among the fittest people in the world) during their rigorous workouts. For anyone who cares about public lands in the West, this talk is not to be missed.

Event is co-sponsored by Mountaineers Books and Oregon Wild which works to protect and restore Oregon’s wildlands, wildlife and waters as an enduring legacy for all Oregonians

This event is free and open to the public.

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Heather Hansen is an award-winning reporter, specializing in environmental and travel journalism. Her work has appeared in Men’s Journal, National Geographic Traveler, Smithsonian, Outside, and other publications, and she is the coauthor of Disappearing Destinations: 37 Places in Peril and What Can Be Done to Help Save Them. Her book, Prophets and Moguls, Rangers and Rogues, Bison and Bears: 100 Years of the National Park Service, published by Mountaineers Books, won the Colorado Authors’ League General Nonfiction award and was a finalist for the Colorado Book Award. Heather lives in Boulder. 

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