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Fire Recovery in the Red Hills - Ken Brunson • Harvey County

Tuesday, Jan 31st, 2017 @ 6:30pm
177 W. Hickory • Hesston, KS • Map

Ecologist and field manager Ken Brunson of the Nature Conservancy knows a lot about the Anderson Creek Wildfire of March 2016 that consumed about 390,000 acres of land in Oklahoma and Kansas. By some estimates, this was the biggest private lands fire in the U.S. since records have been kept. Several hundred head of livestock were killed, thousands of miles of fence, and at least a dozen houses were destroyed. Positive and negative impacts to land and wildlife varies, and Ken will show photos as part of his presentation about this fascinating story.

Come for supper at 6:00 p.m. or just the lecture at 6:30 p.m. ($2 for lecture, $7 for supper and lecture). Call 620-327-8127 by 4 p.m. on Friday before the Tuesday lecture for supper reservations.

Contact: Brad Guhr brad.guhr@hesston.edu 620-327-8127

More Info: Fire Recovery in the Red Hills

Sponsor: Dyck Arboretum of the Plains

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