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Lecture Series: a Fire Adapted Topanga
April 5, 2012 -
As part of its educational outreach, the North Topanga Canyon Fire Safe Committee (NTCFSC), will hold the first of a four-part lecture series on Tuesday, April 17, at 7 p.m. in the Meeting Room of the Topanga Public Library. In keeping with NTCFSC's mission of long-term preparation, the focus of these presentations will not be on what to do during an emergency, but what can be done long before a fire happens to lessen its potential impact.
The topic of this lecture will be "Understanding The Risk." What responsibilities do we share as residents in Topanga's Wildland-Urban Interface? What makes our Mediterranean Ecosystem different than other ecosystems? How does fire behave here? Is it a natural part of our ecosystem? How does it start? How quickly does it spread? What can we do to slow it down? The presenters, Kathryn Kirkpatrick and Robert Taylor, are wildland fire specialists from National Park Service.