Aaron Groth will share a presentation on fire risk in coastal Oregon as part of the Lower Nehalem Watershed Council’s speaker series on June 10.
The Echo Mountain Fire complex, the Mapleton Fire, and the Pike Road Fire serve as reminders of the wildfire dangers coastal residents face. This talk will cover coastal Oregon fire history which will provide context and steps to protect your family, home and property.
Groth is the regional fire specialistfor the Coast with OSU’s Forestry and Natural Resources Extension Fire Program. His coverage area includes Clatsop, Columbia, Tillamook, and Lincoln Counties. Aaron is currently completing his doctorate in geography with a focus on landscape ecology and management, forest conservation, biogeography, and integrated watershed studies. He’s also a former Peace Corps volunteer where he worked in agroforestry and reforestation in the Andes Mountains.