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The Future Climate: Leveraging the Economy to Build Wildfire Resilience

August 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


As communities across the Bay Area grapple with the coronavirus and stand up for racial justice, we also face another critical challenge: wildfire. Experts stress the importance of wildfire resilience through better forest management practices and increased carbon sequestration at a regional scale. But, what does that look like for the Bay Area?

Find out by joining us for a thought-provoking conversation with Dr. Bob Ewing of Taking Action for Living Systems, a collaborative of state and local agencies, community organizations, private businesses, and forest landowners. Bob will discuss an innovative environmental- based economic approach to reducing wildfire hazards, increasing climate change resilience, and improving forest health. Through a variety of projects across the North Bay, Taking Action for Living Systems and partners are working to quantify the benefits and revenue streams of healthy, resilient forests in improving public health, economic vitality, and carbon sequestration.

We invite you to collaborate with us and learn more about a cutting-edge, ‘triple bottom line’ science based approach to wildfire resilience.

About Robert A. Ewing, PhD:
Bob is a Principal with EBalive, a consulting group offering contractual and pro bono services to nonprofits, governments, and businesses. He has had a 40-year career in natural resource management and economics. For over 15 years, he led CALFIRE’s Forest and Rangeland Assessment Program and conducted staff work for the State Board of Forestry and the Resources Agency. From 1995 to 2015, he was the Timberland Strategic Planner for Weyerhaeuser Company with global responsibilities for portfolio and land use planning, market analysis, and investment direction setting. Robert has a PhD in Wildland Resource Science from the University of California, Berkeley.


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