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Next Meeting: Detailed Look into the Scoggins Creek Fire

Scoggins Creek Fire

Oregon AMS members, colleagues, et al:

The Oregon AMS executive council is proud to offer our final meeting of the 2015/16 season. Please come hungry! Guests of AMS members are also welcome. We will also announce our newly seated executive council for the next year. Without further delay, here’s the full May meeting details —

Title: A detailed look into the “Scoggins Creek Fire” of September 2014 near Hagg Lake, west of Portland.

Guest Speaker: Mike Cafferata, District Forester for the Oregon Department of Forestry in Forest Grove.

When: Thursday, May 14th 2015. There will be a self-directed social hour beginning at 6pm. The formal meeting will begin at 7pm.

Location: Golden Valley Brewery, 1520 NW Bethany Blvd, Beaverton, OR 97006. All ages are welcome! We will meet upstairs in the meeting room. This is an easy freeway drive. Exit westbound off of Hwy 26 at Cornell Rd. See link below.

Driving directions map:  For complete directions to this location, please click: http://tinyurl.com/lct8vmj

Meeting Agenda / Detailed Information: At our meeting Mike will share pictures and video of the initial attack on the Scoggins Creek Fire. This fire started on September 19th in western Washington County near Hagg Lake. It consumed 211 acres of high value timberland and threatened homes before containment on September 20.  Weather conditions and forecasts were an important consideration during suppression efforts and Mike will discuss these as part of the presentation.

Food Request: If you plan to eat at the meeting, please take a look at the attached menu and have your order placed with the on-duty staff during the 6-7pm social hour if possible. It may take as long as 20-30 minutes to deliver all orders, once placed. The earlier the better!

See you all there on Thursday, May 14th!

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