A post-fire landscape recovery seminar in Casper hosted by University of Wyoming Extension provides resources for those affected by the Cole Creek Fire in early October.
The event is 5-8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20, at the Agricultural Resource and Learning Center, 2011 Fairgrounds Rd.
There is no cost, but pre-registration at 307-235-9400 is required by Nov. 18. Refreshments will be served.
Land management experts will make brief presentations and answer questions about programs and resources for wildfire recovery, said Scott Cotton, UW Extension educator in Natrona County and who is the Wyoming contact for the national Extension Disaster Education Network.
His experience includes seven community post-fire incidents, and he said recovery requires sound information and strong community relations.
Cotton said landowner questions have included how to graze after a fire, how soon is grass going to return, what can be planted to keep fire from coming up to a house and what cost-share might be available. Continue reading