Living Downstream Excerpts: Indian Approach to Fire May Save Lives and Land – June 13, 2019

Native American traditions could be the key to taming California’s destructive wildfires

More than a half dozen fires broke out across Northern California last weekend. They are now nearly extinguished but serve as a reminder that this year’s fire season is well underway. Native Americans have long tamed wildfires with controlled burns. In this excerpt from our environmental justice podcast, Living Downstream, Indian journalists Allison Herrera and Debra Utacia Krol visit Santa Rosa’s Pepperwood Preserve to learn how these native practices could be used today.

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