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.
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.