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“Forest on Fire” Sneak Peek Matinee with Expert Panel Discussion

March 9, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm

This compelling 30 minute film is a locally relevant starting film for Saturday’s Wild and Scenic Film Festival.  “Forest on Fire”, directed by Reed Harkness and produced by Heather Hawksford, follows the story of the devastating fire that ravaged the Columbia River Gorge and cautions audiences about fire safety and related education.  The Eagle Creek fire resulted in massive evacuations and stranded 150 day-hikers who dramatically hiked nearly 20 miles overnight to safety. The fire was set by a 15-year-old boy who threw a lit firework into a dry ravine on the Eagle Creek Trail.  This film includes accounts from an eyewitness who saw the boy start the fire, the stranded hikers, and people from the communities that persevered and took care of each other.

Following the film, GARNA and the Central Colorado Conservancy will host experts, including local wildland firefighters, discussing the science behind fire bans, safety topics, and precautions used for fire mitigation.  A question and answer period will be open afterwards for public inquiries.

The film will be shown at the Salida Steamplant Theater in advance of Saturday, March 9’s evening film lineup.  Doors will open at 4:00pm, film begins at 4:30pm. Purchase a ticket for the matinee only, or for the whole evening of fantastic films, with time to get in early and save your seat before the main show. Get dinner from one of our amazing sponsors in between at Amica’s, Boathouse Cantina, or 50Burger.

Purchases tickets in advance here through Brown Paper Tickets


March 9, 2019
4:00 pm - 5:15 pm
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SteamPlant Event Center
220 W Sackett St
Salida, CO 81201 United States


Central Colorado Conservancy

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Your registration is secured upon receipt of payment. If you prefer not to register online (recommended), you may mail a check, made out to “GARNA” to the address below. Please include a note with the program you are registering for.

PO Box 1522
Salida CO 81201

Cancellation policy:

If we are notified of your need to cancel within 24 hours of program date, your program fee will be refunded except for a $3.00 administrative fee. If minimum enrollment has not been met by program date, programs will be cancelled 2 days prior to the date and we will refund the full amount.