Monday, November 13: The Red Hills–Out of the Ashes

Monday, November 13; 7:30 pm; The Donut Whole (1720 E Douglas)
The Red Hills–Out of the Ashes
Ken Brunson

The past two springs witnessed two of the largest wildfires known for Kansas as well as for North America. 1.2 million acres burned out of control from these two fires killing people, livestock, shelterbelts and destroying thousands of miles of fence and many structures including homes. But for the rangeland affected, things were good. Invasive cedar trees were killed and rangeland recovered with the extra benefit of timely precipitation. So how has the land and people recovered?

Ken Brunson is the Red Hills Project Coordinator for the Nature Conservancy in Kansas. He will provide descriptions and visual images of the amazing recovery of the Red Hills from these huge wildfires. Ken’s background as a long time employee of the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks as well as his college education at Fort Hays State gives him a secure base of knowledge in order to expertly explain the conditions for these wildfires and the land’s recovery from them.

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