Environmental Lecture: California's Wildfires - The New Abnormal

Dr. Sean Anderson

Ventura Land Trust will kick off its 2019 Environmental Speaker Series with the return of the ever-popular Dr. Sean Anderson. Dr. Anderson, Departmental Chair of the Environmental Science and Resource Management Program at California State University Channel Islands, will present a lecture entitled “California’s Year-Round Wildfire Season – The New Abnormal.” The program, sponsored by Ventura County Community Foundation, will begin at 7 p.m. at the Poinsettia Pavilion in Ventura, 3451 Foothill Rd.

Dr. Anderson, a highly-esteemed and broadly trained ecologist and conservation biologist with dual BAs from UCSB, a PhD from UCLA and Postdoctoral and Research Fellowships from Stanford University, will share a one-year post Thomas Fire recovery report card, discuss the impacts from the Hill & Woolsey Fires, explain why California’s year-round wildfire season is now our “new abnormal,” and talk about ways we can work to reverse this alarming trend. 

In January, 2018, one month after the Thomas Fire, more than 250 people attended Ventura Land Trust’s post Thomas Fire lecture hosted by Dr. Anderson. His ability to combine research, science and humor while educating about important environmental topics makes him a very popular and highly sought-after speaker.

Ventura Land Trust’s Environmental Speaker Series, now in its fourth year, is one of the many ways VLT works to educate the public about important environmental topics.

Free refreshments will be served and beer/wine will be available for purchase. This is a low-waste/no-waste event so please bring your own drink cup.

RSVPs are highly encouraged. Reserve your seat today!


This event is sponsored by Ventura County Community Foundation. 


March 07, 2019 at 7:00pm - 9pm
Poinsettia Pavilion - Ventura Room
Adrienne Stephens ·
Bob and Rhodean Glen Noah Bohnett Warren Peter Freeman Barbara Bissett Andy Gilman Anne Whatley John Harrison Michael Burns Mike LaPlant Eric Knight Heather Baker James Wilson Kathy Stephens Vernon Alstot Janice Endo Marie Miramontez John Vargas Don Wood Mary Louise Sanchez Christine Burke Kimberly Rivers Erin Edgell Donna Oneil Katherine Miller Lourdes Solorzano Mark Patterson Danielle Rose Tamara Tamburro John Lazarus Paula Poll Roger Johnson Al Trevisan Patrick Haskins and Sheridan Green Michael Wittman Bonnie Smith Rebecca Rehberg Martha Branson Emily Kreisberg David Allen Jill Forman Paula Miller Jen Swartzentruber Chamie Delkeskamp Carol Lindberg Andrea Dransfield Joe Schroeder Bob White Kelly Brown

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