Using Ancient Fire Knowledge On Modern Landscapes
Maybe the wildfires of the dry season would be less intense if we had learned the lessons of the forests long ago. The original people of the region recognized that fire not only occurs naturally, it is a necessary component of the forest ecosystem.
Native Americans lived with fire, and used it as a tool, for thousands of years. In recent years, forest managers have turned to the tribes for some Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) of landscape management.
Lomakatsi Restoration Project offers a webinar incorporating some of that knowledge later in May (May 20th), in coordination with tribes from the region and Doug Bird, from the Anthropology Department at Penn State University.
He visits, along with moderator Belinda Brown, Lomakatsi's Tribal Partnership Director.