There will be three- free community forum about the changing face of wildfire in our valley and across the West. Gary Ferguson – National Geographic science writer and author of Land on Fire: The New Reality of Wildfire in the West – will give a multimedia presentation on western wildfires, how they are changing, and why. Officials from local fire departments, Upper Colorado River Interagency Fire Management (UCR) and the U.S. Forest Service will share some extraordinary Lake Christine Fire experiences, thoughts about what our future looks like, and what we can do to prepare.

The Changing Face of Wildfire

Hotter – Bigger – Faster


The Temporary

Tuesday, September 25

5:30-7:30 PM

Glenwood Springs

Glenwood Springs Community Center

Wednesday, September 26

6:00-8:00 PM


Doerr-Hosier Center

Thursday, September 27

5:30-7:30 PM


Rick Balentine, Aspen Fire Protection District CEO/Chief

Rob Berger, UCR Unit Fire Management Officer

Doug Cupp, Greater Eagle Fire Protection District Chief

Scott Fitzwilliams, White River National Forest Supervisor

Jim Genung, UCR Central Zone Fuels Specialist

Tyko Isaacson, UCR Central Zone Fire Management Officer

Lathan Johnson, UCR Fire Management Specialist

Alison Richards, UCR East Zone Fire Management Officer

Scott Thompson, Basalt & Rural Fire Protection District Chief

Gary Tillotson, Glenwood Springs Fire Department Chief

Presented by Aspen Community Foundation in partnership with The Aspen Institute, the Aspen Volunteer Fire Department, the Glenwood Springs Fire Department, and TACAW (The Arts Center at Willits).