This is for a news story. The story is about Paul Hessburg, a U.S. Forest Service scientist who travels around the Northwest give Ted-style talks (and he did an actual Ted talk, in Bend) about megafires and what needs to be done to control them.
On Thursday the 21st he is scheduled to be going into the field with the Blue Mountain Forest Partners (unless fire intercedes – then they will meet at the airport). Then that evening at 6:30 he gives a talk at the airport.
Below this form asks what skills are required. Experience with news photography is a huge plus. I chose "article writing" below because the form insists that I pick something, but the person does not in fact have to write an article. A different person will be doing that.