On September 2nd 2017, just east of Portland, Oregon, 150 hikers were trapped behind a wall of flames created by one mistake, one that would lead to immense fear and loss. Wildfire, a podcast from REI Co-op, investigates the causes and repercussions of this devastating wildfire.
In the final episode of Wildfire we’re going to arm you with the tools you need to interpret the information you see in the news, be more prepared personally, and, if you like, know where you can go to learn more.
In episode five, we dive into the political spectrum around wildfire, and look into management solutions for dealing with the future of wildfire in the United States. And we’ll wrap things up in the Columbia River Gorge, concluding the story of Oregon’s 2017 Eagle Creek Fire.
In episode four, we’ll look into our wildfire management strategy as an institution; to learn from its founding principles, as well as its pitfalls, and learn from our triumphs and mistakes to help chart the best path forward.
Hosts Graham and Jim examine the incident command structure of wildland firefighting forces, how these response systems work, and what drives these men and women to keep going as they put their life on the line to stop these fires.
On September 2, 2017, 150 hikers in Oregon's Columbia River Gorge were trapped by the Eagle Creek Fire. Hear their stories and learn more about the broader issue of forest fires and their often misunderstood and contentious place in the natural order of our forests.
What can the devastating and controversial 2017 Eagle Creek Wildfire in Oregon tell us about the past, present and future of wildfires in North America? The first full length episode will be released on Tuesday, May 28th with a new episode every Tuesday.