PEMCO Insurance to co-host special SEFS Seminar on March 27

During the break between winter and spring quarters, the University of Washington School of Environmental and Forest Sciences and PEMCO Insurance are holding a special SEFS Seminar Q&A on March 27! The seminar will welcome Harris Clarke, vice president of Operations at PEMCO Insurance, as a presenter and moderator of a panel of UW faculty, graduate students and insurance industry experts.

About the seminar: Panelists will discuss the important research being done to understand wildfire risks and mitigation strategies – they’ll look at the intersection of how researchers and the insurance industry both use their growing knowledge of the urban-wildland interface to protect and build our communities’ resilience for future generations to come. 


  • Dr. Brian J. Harvey – Assistant Professor, UW School of Environmental and Forest Sciences
  • Dr. Amy Snover – Director, UW Climate Impacts Group and NW Climate Adaptation Science Center
  • Dr. Yufei Zou – UW SEFS Post-Graduate student
  • Nick Lauria – Vice President, Wildfire Defense Systems

When: Wednesday, March 27, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Where: UW Anderson Hall, Forest Club Room

Topic: Fired Up – Building Wildfire Resilient Communities in a Changing Climate

We invite you to come prepared with your questions and curiosity to learn about the impacts of wildfire in our region. A reception and discussion will follow the presentation.

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