Sunday Science Program Looks at Lessons Learned from the Decker Fire

The next Sunday Science program from the Central Colorado Humanists will focus on lessons learned from the Decker Fire outside Salida in 2019.

Jim Pitts, the District Ranger for the Salida District of the San Isabel National Forest will be hosting the program, set for 10 a.m. Nov. 1.

The program is accessed on ZOOM, and the link to connect can be found on the Humanists Facebook page.
From modeling fire behavior to weather observations, the science behind fire management decisions is being tested as more environmental changes continue.
The two largest forest fires in state history are currently doing tremendous damage in the state, and most of the Colorado is considered in severe or extreme drought.

Lessons learned from the earlier Hayden Pass Fire were valuable when applied to the Decker Fire, including forecasting days of increased fire activity.

Pitts will discuss what lessons were learned from the Decker Fire that may be used in planning for the management of the next fire.

Pitts oversees the daily operations of the District and strategic planning. He has been at Salida since June of 2015. Prior to this, he was the District Ranger on the Saguache Ranger District of the Rio Grande National Forest.

Central Colorado Humanists sponsor Sunday Science presentations on the first Sunday of each month.  Each presentation is informative and features a science topic understandable by both scientists and non-scientists. There will be an opportunity for audience questions after the presentation.

Reminder: Daylight Savings Time ends on Nov. 1 at 2:00 a.m., so remember to set your clocks back one hour before you go to bed in order to tune into the Sunday Science program at the correct time.

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