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Tillamook Burn is subject of virtual lecture

Aaron Groth
Thursday, June 3, 2021

The historic Tillamook Burn and more recent fire conflagrations are the topic of a virtual lecture sponsored by the Lower Nehalem Watershed Council.

The talk will be presented by Aaron Groth, a coastal regional fire specialist with Oregon State University’s Forestry and Natural Resources Extension Fire Program. His coverage area includes Clatsop, Columbia, Tillamook, and Lincoln counties. He’s also a former Peace Corps volunteer who worked in agroforestry and reforestation in the Andes Mountains of Peru.

In addition to Oregon fire history, he’ll provide context and steps residents can take to protect their families, homes and property.

The free lecture is at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 10, and will be available live via Zoom. A link to the event is on the council’s website,, and the group’s Facebook page.

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