MRC hosts fire night at Mattole Grange Thursday

Mattole Restoration Council is hosting a fire night at the Mattole Grange on Thursday evening, Feb. 28, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. They will show the film Catching Fire: Prescribed Burning in Northern California, produced by the Mid-Klamath Watershed Council (MKWC).

Immediately following will be a panel discussion about using fire as a management tool. People on the panel will be from Cal Fire, BLM, MKWC, MRC and local fire departments and fire councils.

Lenya Quinn-Davidson, who specializes in fire ecology and management at the UC extension office in Eureka, will also be part of the panel. As she expresses, "We all know that fire can benefit the landscapes we love, and we just need to work together to find strategies that meet everyone’s needs."

Please come to this free public event, learn more about the role of fire, eat some snacks with your neighbors in the Mattole and watch the incredible video success story from the Klamath.

"Restoring fire to the landscape - and restoring a healthy relationship between humans and fire - will result in a healthier watershed, reducing the risk of catastrophic fire, and building healthy vegetation communities," said Hezekiah Allen of the Mattole Restoration Council.

Stick around the next day, March 1, for the Mattole Restoration roundtable.

The roundtable is intended to promote awareness of and conversation about restoration projects throughout the Mattole watershed. The event will bring restoration professionals from local organizations, government agencies, and academic institutions to cover a wide variety of topics together with local community members. It will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on March 1, also at the Mattole Grange.

Call the Mattole Restoration Council with questions regarding either event: 707-629-3514.