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Wildlife expert to discuss threats, mitigation and planning at free event tonight

Wildlife expert to discuss threats, mitigation and planning at free event tonight

(Wilson, Wyo.) - Tonight, the Jackson Hole Conservation Alliance will host it's Summer Speaker Series featuring Pat Durland to address reducing wildfire losses to communities and ecosystems. According to the Alliance, the event will provide participants with the latest science, research and information on: today’s wildfire threats; how misinformation has compromised our ability to effectively reduce wildfire losses; why wildfires continue to ignite record numbers of structures and damage natural resources; and how proactive residents and partnerships can reduce wildfire losses to their communities and natural areas, and assist firefighters and land managers. Durland has a natural resources degree from the University of Idaho and decades of wildland fire management experience. His career includes 30 years with U.S. federal agencies. In 2003, he founded Stone Creek Fire LLC and launched his profession as a private wildland fire consultant. He is a nationally respected and internationally known expert in modern wildland fire planning, wildfire mitigation and training programs. He has assisted federal, state and local agencies, community groups, Firewise, insurance companies and many others in developing and implementing modern wildfire mitigation programs. His international assignments include Canada, Central America, Southeast Asia and Australasia. As a 20 year resident of the fire-prone Boise foothills, Pat and his family have dealt with wildfire both personally and professionally. The event is tonight, May 24, from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Old Wilson Schoolhouse Community Center in Wilson. The event is free and open to the community. *Feature Photo: h/t JH Conservation Alliance / Pitchengine Communities* #buckrail #news #whatshappening