About our video series

Host and narrator – John Mount

Video Production – Dr. John and Christine Boogaert

Check back soon for new videos!

About our video series

Host and narrator – John Mount
Video Production – Dr. John and Christine Boogaert
Check back soon for new videos!

Wildlife Biologist

Wildlife biologist, Steve Byrd, from Southern California Edison Company talks about the tree die-off effect on wildlife and wildfire.

Logger and Forester

Watch local logger and forester, Walter Page, fall a tree that had been killed by bark beetles and he will discuss how beetles kill the trees.

Fire Behavior Specialist

Fire Behavior Specialist from the US Forest Service, Carolyn Ballard, met the team on site of a fuel reduction project. She discusses the increase in fire danger and fire behavior due to the hazard trees.

Forest Research Scientist

Dr. Rob York from UC Berkeley’s Blodgett Forest Research Station discusses the changes in fire regime since policies of fire suppression were set in place over 100 years ago. Promotion of species diversification, historic fire severity, and the reintroduction of fire are discussed in this segment.

A Homeowner‘s Perspective

Jean Kilptarick, a Sierra Nevada forest homeowner, discusses how she took action to try and save her property and what costs she has incurred to date.

Students Studying Bark Beetles

See how the museum’s Partnership in Education Program is helping to educate future generations about the devastation happening in our forest. You can also navigate to the Curriculum page for more information you are welcome to use in your educational program.

Local County Supervisor

Fresno County Supervisor, Nathan Magsig talks about local control, economics, tourism, and fire danger in this segment.

Video Production – John and Christine Boogaert
Host & Narrator – John Mount

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