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Sat, Apr 27


The NAFF Center

Michael Klimkos : The Fires Of Penn's Woods

An educational seminar, part of the Chris Catalfamo Lecture Series on Ideas and Issues.

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Michael Klimkos : The Fires Of Penn's Woods
Michael Klimkos : The Fires Of Penn's Woods

Time & Location

Apr 27, 2024, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

The NAFF Center, 580 Philadelphia St, Indiana, PA 15701, USA

About the event

"The Fires of Penn's Woods is a detailed historical account of how fires –some quite large and some quite small-- impacted Pennsylvania and shaped what is today a sustainable forest that has regrown from the Great Pennsylvania Desert-- the land that was left after industrial logging virtually cleared the state of its trees by the beginning of the Twentieth Century." (Source)


Mike Klimkos is retired from Pennsylvania’s DEP where he worked in the mining programs and later ran the Dirt and Gravel Road Maintenance Program. As an avocation he was also a structural and wildland firefighter for twenty-five years. He was a state fire training instructor who specialized in rural fireground operations and water supply. He has authored, A History of Trout Unlimited and the Environmental Movement: 1959 – 2000, (2003), and compiled and edited The Letort: A Limestone Legacy, (2015), The Fires of Penn’s Woods (2017) Waters of the Valley: 50 Years of the Cumberland Valley Chapter of Trout Unlimited (2018) and A Fly Angler’s Glossary (2023). He is the past editor of Mid Atlantic Fly Fishing Guide magazine. In 2019 he received the Order of the Quill Award from Cumberland Valley Trout Unlimited.

When not sitting at a keyboard, he can be found in the woods and along the streams of Pennsylvania. He writes from his home in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.

This is a free event, but donations are always welcome.

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