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November Gathering Changed to Wildfire Discussion – Updated 11/13

October 23, 2017


Photo by Don Brubaker, USFWS - Refuges: Burrowing Owl at Sears Point after the fire




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Gathering Together: A Community Discussion on the Impacts of the Recent Wildfires


The devastating wildfires in Sonoma, Napa, Solano, and neighboring counties have irrevocably affected the lives of so many people as well as the lands we work so hard to care for. In light of these tragic events, on Thursday, November 16, 2017 the Bay Area Open Space Council is hosting a discussion on the fires between impacted fire ecologists, land managers who have been responding to and monitoring the fires effects on lands they manage, those who have been working with agencies like CalFire to respond to the fires, and community members.

Join us at our Gathering on Thursday, November 16, 2017 to hear from speakers whose lands were affected by wildfires. They will reflect upon what they’ve experienced, how they’ve responded, what they’ve learned, and their process moving forward to steward, rebuild, and restore their lives and lands. We encourage anyone and everyone from across the region who wants to listen, share, or simply be together during this time of rebuilding to join us at this Gathering. Please share this event with any of your colleagues who might like to attend.


Our confirmed panelists are:


Time & Location Updated on 11/03: Program has been extended to provide additional time for Q&A with the audience.


We’ll be using #OSCFires to talk about what’s being shared during the event on social.

Register now

You can sign up to drive or ride in a carpool here.

*The original land conservation model Gathering will be rescheduled at a future date. To receive updates on the new Gathering date subscribe to our newsletter mentioned above. For more information contact [email protected]



This event is possible with the generous support of the following sponsors: