Talent hosts wildfire & urban landscape symposium

TALENT, Ore. —The Talent Urban Forestry Committee had a wildfire symposium Friday.

The event focused on climate resiliency, fire resiliency, and urban ecology following the Almeda Fire.

An Oregon State University fire specialist, Fire District 5’s captain, and other local fire experts were there.

The presenters talked about what happened during the Almeda Fire, how the urban landscape responded, and how to re-plant in a fire-wise way.

“I hope that people walk away with a better understanding of how the landscape impacted the Almeda Fire and recognize that trees are not the enemy, especially watered-landscaped trees, we need them,” said Mike Oxendine, Hazard Mitigation coordinator for the city of Talent.

Organizers say the city wants to have more events like this in the future.

NBC5 News Reporter Jenna King is a Burbank native. She graduated from the University of Oregon with a degree in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in Sports Business. During her time at the U of O, she was part of the student-run television station, Duck TV. She also grew her passion for sports through interning with the PAC 12 Network. When Jenna is not in the newsroom you can find her rooting for her hometown Dodgers, exploring the outdoors, or binging on the latest Netflix release.
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