A series of community events after the 2017 Eagle Creek fire
Aerial photo of Eagle Creek fire damage, fall 2017. (State of Oregon)
In 2017-18, as the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area began recovering from the aftermath of the Eagle Creek fire, questions remained about the impacts and implications of this dramatic event on the health of the forests and surrounding wildlife. In response, Friends worked with conservation and community groups to put together a series of fire forums, open to the public, about how to best support the recovery in the Columbia Gorge.
2017-18 Fire Forums
After the Smoke Clears Community Forums (November 2017)
These three forums featured insights from fire ecologists and leaders from local business, conservation, and recreation organizations.
Living With Fire Community Forums (August-September 2018)
These two forums marked the progress made in the year since the Eagle Creek fire and needed steps going forward.