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Why Should We Care About Rural America? Climate - Wildfire - Economy

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Home of Erik Christoffersen and Alissa Lee

59 Saint Germain Avenue

San Francisco, CA 94114

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We all remember the Paradise Fire. Countless lives and an entire town were destroyed, and our kids in the Bay Area couldn' t go to school for a week due to poor air quality. Climate change creates longterm challenges for urban and rural communities alike.

Please join us to meet with one of the leading nonprofits in the West working with vulnerable rural communities on the frontlines of climate change, Wallowa Resources' stewardship economy model invests in people and the land so that everyone benefits from fire resilient forests, clean water, recreation opportunities and locally sourced food.

Learn about opportunities to participate and support these initiatives across the West that create jobs and climate resilient landscapes through film, a photo exhibit and a short lecture.

FEATURED SPEAKER: Nils D. Christoffersen is the Executive Director of Wallowa Resources (WR). Prior to WR, Nils supported the development of community based natural resource management in southern Africa. He has a BA (Economics) from Williams College, and a MS (Forestry) from Oxford University. Nils served on the National Commission on Science for Sustainable Forestry (2003-2008), and currently serves on the Oregon Board of Forestry, World Forestry Center Board, and the Aspen Institutes’ Rural Development Innovation Group.

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