Watch a video on rapid sea level rise on the North Coast

Michael Furniss talks about rapid sea level rise on the North Coast, Feb. 16.

According to scientists, we're in the middle of a slow motion flood. To find out more, watch the February 16 lecture Rapid Sea Level Rise on the North Coast presented by U.S. Forest Service geomorphologist Michael Furniss. Furniss’ talk was part of the City of Arcata’s Forest Lecture Series.  Watch Video Online.

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(Posted February 10, 2012)

STANDING IN A “SLOW MOTION FLOOD” - A FREE TALK ON NORTH COAST RAPID SEA LEVEL RISE
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16 

(Arcata, CA) – The public is invited to Michael Furniss’ presentation, “A Slow Motion Flood: Rapid Sea Level Change on the North Coast,” on Thursday, February 16 at 7 p.m. at the Arcata Marsh Interpretive Center, 569 South G Street, Arcata. Furniss’ talk is part of the City of Arcata’s Forest Lecture Series.

Michael Furniss is a geomorphologist and hydrologist with the U.S. Forest Service Pacific Southwest and Pacific Northwest Research Stations located at the Redwood Sciences Lab in Arcata. He develops research and technology for low-impact transportation in forest wildland management that has been applied worldwide. He is currently leading a national team to develop and test strategies to assess vulnerability and adaptation to climate change to maintain healthy watersheds and water supplies. He is founder and leader of a new U.S. Forest Service research website called the “Climate Change Resource Center,” at http://www.fs.fed.us/ccrc/ . Furniss’ work focuses on the western states and, occasionally, on national-scale projects. He has consulted and lectured in forestry and fisheries issues across the country and in Iceland, Mexico, Spain, Vietnam, Thailand, Colombia, Israel and Taiwan.

For more information, please call the City of Arcata Environmental Services Department at (707) 822-8184.

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