Aspen & Wildfire: Fast Friends
Did you know that aspen trees have a unique and fascinating relationship with wildfires? Join us for a walk through the aspens with Dr. Paul Rogers, director of the Western Aspen Alliance to learn more about these fascinating trees.
This walk will take place in Bonanza Flat, starting at the Bloods Lake Trailhead. Options for carpooling from the Swaner EcoCenter are available.
This will be a meander through the woods on somewhat uneven terrain, please plan to wear sturdy hiking shoes and dress for the weather.
Paul holds degrees in geography from Utah State University (BS) and University of Wisconsin (MS). His doctorate is from USU in Ecology. Dr. Rogers’ ecosystem monitoring research has taken him around the U.S., as well as Canada, Europe, Africa, and Australia. He is an Adjunct Professor in the Dept. of Environment & Society, a USU Ecology Center Associate, and the Director of the Western Aspen Alliance. He has published more than 50 professional and technical papers and appeared in media print, video/TV, and online content more than 100 times. Paul has taught Environmental Problem-Solving, Natural Resource Monitoring, Intro. to Environmental Science, and Planet Earth for honors students, as well as co-organized and spoken at more than 40 professional workshops.