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Event Series Event Series: MIC Lecture Series

MIC Lecture Series Presents: “Pack Creek Fire Restoration” by Rebecca Finger-Higgens

September 28, 2023 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm MDT


The La Sal Mountains bore witness to the devastating Pack Creek Fire in 2021, which consumed over 9,000 acres and underscored the urgency for immediate restoration initiatives.

Two years since the blaze, how has the landscape recovered, and what measures have been taken to ensure its restoration?

Ecologist Rebecca Finger-Higgens, affiliated with the US Geological Survey, will share an in-depth overview of the restoration and recovery initiatives carried out in the Manti-La Sal National Forest. As a recipient of the prestigious 2023 Discovery Pool grant, Finger-Higgens’ expertise and insights promise to offer a comprehensive understanding of the restoration strategies, their outcomes, and the ongoing efforts to rejuvenate the affected areas.

Why Attend?

  • Learn about the immediate and long-term impacts of the Pack Creek Fire on the natural ecosystem.
  • Discover the strategies and approaches employed to restore the affected landscape.
  • Engage with an expert, delving deeper into the complexities of ecological restoration post-wildfire.


  • Location: Moab Information Center (MIC), Main Hall.
  • Admission: Free. However, seating capacity might be limited, so attendees are advised to arrive early.

About the Presenter:
Rebecca Finger-Higgens has dedicated her career to understanding and fostering ecological balance and resilience. With a specialization in fire-affected terrains, her work with the US Geological Survey has been pivotal in orchestrating restoration strategies in landscapes impacted by wildfires.

What to Expect:
A detailed presentation highlighting the scope and results of the restoration efforts post-Pack Creek Fire, followed by an engaging Q&A session. Attendees will have the opportunity to understand the nuances of landscape recovery, challenges encountered, and the vision for future restoration projects.


September 28, 2023
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm MDT
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Moab Information Center
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