Fires of Change Theme
Fires of Change aims to explore how fire as an ecosystem process is impacted by climate change and societal development. By facilitating conversation and learning among and between land managers, scientists, and artists, this project will inspire artwork that addresses themes surrounding wildfire, land management, and climate change.
Ultimately, the exhibition will enable audiences to associate climate change and fire with a more visceral, personal sense of what the future holds for Northern Arizona based on the best scientific evidence available, through the unique perspective of artists.
Audiences will gain an understanding of fire’s role in the ecosystem and how climate change may affect this, and of the need and value in managing for resiliency and fire in Northern Arizona forests.