Yosemite Fire Chief Martin to explain role of wild fires in global climate change

FREEPORT — Kelly Martin, Chief of Fire and Aviation Management at Yosemite National Park, will return to her hometown of Freeport to present “Wildland Fire in a Changing Environment: Fire's critical role on our landscapes in the face of global climate change.” The public is invited to Highland Community College, Student/Conference Center, H-201 at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 4.

Martin will share her insights regarding her own observations on the trials and tribulations of the wildland fire culture, as well as its relation to global climate change. She earned a degree in Environmental Education from Northland College in Ashland, WI, and started her National Park Service career at Apostle Islands National Lakeshore on Lake Superior. She then went on to work for the U.S. Forest Service in Idaho, Utah, and Nevada, and presently serves on incident command fire teams as a fire behavioral analyst.

Martin will also be speaking to classes at Freeport Middle School and Highland Community College. This event is sponsored by Highland Community College, HCC Global Task Force, League of Women Voters, Reuben Baumgartner Forum, and the Boyer Colloquium.

2998 W. Pearl City Road
Freeport, IL 61032-9341

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