The American Society for Environmental History is in Boise at the Centre on the Grove through Saturday for a conference titled, “Agents of Change: People, Climate and Places through Time.”
Non members can participate in the conference for $105 or $40 daily. Some of the nation’s top environmental historians will be talking about wild fires, climate change, energy, wilderness and agriculture.
I’m on a panel today that examines the how the policy of fighting wildfires in and around urban areas developed, a major issue here especially since the Eighths Street Fire burned into Boise in 1996. Thursday I’ll share a panel with wild fire expert Stephen Pyne of Arizona State University reexamining the Yellowstone fires of 1988.
I’ll share some stories from the conference here through Friday.