‘Wilder than Wild: Fire, Forests, and the Future’ to screen

Humboldt County Library is hosting a free virtual screening of the award-winning documentary “Wilder than Wild: Fire, Forests, and the Future” with a panel discussion from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, July 24.

“Wilder than Wild” is a one-hour documentary that reveals how fire suppression and climate change have exposed Western landscapes to large, high intensity wildfires. The film explores strategies to mitigate the impact of these fires, including the use of cultural fire by California tribes. For more information about the film, visit www.wilderthanwildfilm.org.

This screening event is part of FIRELIGHTING, an initiative bringing the documentary to underserved communities in Humboldt, Trinity and Siskiyou counties through community screenings followed by panel discussions. The event will highlight traditional tribal habitat management through cultural fire, along with other perspectives on building resilience in fire-prone areas.

A panel featuring Elizabeth Azzuz (Yurok Cultural Fire Management Council), Lenya Quinn-Davidson (NorCal Prescribed Fire Council), Battalion Chief Nick Launius (Humboldt Bay Fire), and filmmakers Kevin White and Stephen Most will follow the film screening.

Given California’s extreme drought, and the likelihood of a long fire season ahead, fostering knowledge about wildfires is more crucial than ever. This event seeks to spark important conversations about living with wildfire more sustainably. The panels will advance wildfire awareness on a local level and explore the relationship between Western and Native ecological management. Community Q&A will follow the panel presentations.

This event is free and open to the public. Register online at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeIqmbfIZdYC07jJ6WiBXnYI40S61Sf4XSVBx4W1_73D27e6g/viewform. Zoom information will be emailed to you.

This project was made possible with support from California Humanities, a nonprofit partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Free Trinity River public float set, signup deadline near

Want to learn more about river functions, conditions that contribute to a healthy river and adaptive river management? The Trinity River Restoration Program and Trinity County Resource Conservation District invite the public to attend an informative and free float on the Trinity River to be held on Thursday, July 29. Space is limited! Sign up by Friday, July 23. Lunch will be provided.

The float spans from Douglas City to Junction City with several stops along the river, as well as a brief tour of a recent restoration site.

Organizers encourage new participants to sign up to learn more about the river. People who have attended this event more than once may be moved to a waitlist.

Families are welcome. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. The trip is not recommended for young children. Participants must be able to walk over uneven ground at some sites and enter and exit a raft in shallow water. The trip will begin at 9 a.m. and finish by 2:30 p.m.

While this is a free event, space is limited and RSVPs are required. For details and to secure your spot for this entertaining and educational trip, contact the Trinity County Resource Conservation District, 623-6004 or info@tcrcd.net.

VFW breakfast returns

VFW Post 7705 will again serve its monthly breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday, July 24, at the Veterans Memorial Hall, Memorial Drive, Weaverville.

On the menu will be pancakes, sausage links, scrambled eggs, fruit, juice and coffee. The cost is $6 a plate. The public is invited.

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