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Two Years After Fire and Flood: A Community Conversation About the Impacts of the Thomas Fire and January 9 Debris Flow

January 26 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

© Ethan Turpin

Two years since the catastrophic incidents in Santa Barbara County, their effects continue to be felt. In addition to the terrible direct impacts of these events on our community, ash from the fire and mud relocated to beaches also affected the health of the Santa Barbara coast and channel.

Join us to hear about the latest ongoing research assessing the extent of these impacts, and what it might tell us about how to improve our response to future disasters. A series of flash talks by experts in the biological and social sciences will be followed by a moderated panel discussion and Q&A with experts and local policymakers.

Free admission, RSVP to reserve your seat.*


  • Sarah Anderson Ph.D., UC Santa Barbara, Bren School of Environmental Science & Management
  • Andy Brooks, UC Natural Reserve System
  • Tom Fayrum, Santa Barbara County Flood Control
  • Steven Gaines Ph.D., Dean, UC Santa Barbara, Bren School
  • Mauricio Gomez, South Coast Habitat Restoration
  • Trisha Holden Ph.D., UC Santa Barbara, Bren School and UC Natural Reserve System
  • Ben Pitterle, Santa Barbara Channelkeeper
  • Sigrid Wright, CEO, Community Environmental Council

This event is brought to you in collaboration by:
UCSB Bren School of Environmental Science and ManagementCommunity Environmental CouncilSanta Barbara FoundationSanta Barbara Museum of Natural History, and Santa Barbara Channelkeeper.

The event’s strategic partners include the Christel Bejenke Fund, Bank of America, and Strategic Samurai.

Information: Community Education Manager Stefanie Coleman 805-682-4711 ext. 170 or [email protected].

* All unclaimed tickets are subject to release 20 minutes before the program.

Image photo credit: Ethan Turpin


Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
2559 Puesta Del Sol
Santa Barbara, 93105 United States


UCSB Bren School
Community Environmental Council
Santa Barbara Foundation
Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
Santa Barbara Channelkeeper
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