The Relationship Between Wildfires, Geologic Hazards, and Climate Change

This talk discussed the relationship between post-fire landscapes and geologic hazards, especially debris flows and flooding. Also how climate change may impact the relative level of geologic-hazard risk on post-wildfire landscapes. What can agencies do to increase post-wildfire geologic hazard preparedness?

Presenter: Lynne Carpenter – Geologic Hazards Coordinator, Forest Service, WO Minerals and Geology Management

watch the webinar recording here

Reference Materials:

presentation slides

citations: About 29 million Americans live in areas vulnerable to wildfires. Of those 29 million, ethnic communities other than White or Asian Americans were 50% more likely to experience a wildfire ( and “The Unequal Vulnerability of Communities of Color to Wildfire.” Edited by Julia A. Jones. PLOS ONE13 (11): e0205825.


Jan 05 2022


Mountain time
10:00 am - 11:00 am

The event is finished.