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Brown Bag: The Granite Gulch Fire
May 18, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
A lightning strike in July, 2019 ignited Granite Gulch, and because of the terrain and almost ideal fire conditions, the Forest Service decided to “manage” it for forest rejuvenation. At 5,555 acres, before fall weather ended its run, it is the largest managed wildfire in Wallowa Whitman National Forest history. John Marshall has some great photos in the current exhibit; Jason Lyman was one of the local firefighters-managers involved.
Jason is the Assistant Fire Management Officer for the Wallowa Fire Zone headquartered in Joseph. He graduated from EOU, and his summer job on Enterprise Fire Crew became a career, beginning with work at the Billy Meadows Guard Station. Since those early days, he’s been involved with “applied fire management” locally and across the region.