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Anthropology and Museum Studies

Fire and Its Impact on the Pacific Northwest Discussed at MCE

Thunderstorms, dry summers, and Native American land management have affected the frequency of fire and its effect on the area we live in, according to Megan Walsh, Central Washington University geography professor. Walsh will present “Climatic and Human Influences on the Fire History of the Pacific Northwest,” at 5:30 p.m., November 7 in Dean Hall at the Museum of Culture and Environment at CWU.

This event is free and open to the public and is held in conjunction with MCE’s new exhibit, Where There’s Smoke . . . Living with Fire. For more information go to http://www.cwu.edu/museum.

Parking at CWU is free after 4:30 p.m. and on weekends, excepted in specially designated spaces (handicapped, loading) or lots assigned to residence halls.

 

Media Contact: Elizabeth Bollwerk, Museum of Culture and Environment, 509-963-2313, bollwerke@cwu.edu