California Exploring Use of Controlled Burns to Prevent Bigger Fires – August 30, 2019

As California continues to suffer from devastating wildfires, the state is looking to an ancient method of prevention.

Over the past two years, California has been devastated by the worst wildfires in its history. As those fires continue to grow in frequency and intensity, the state has begun to fight fire with fire.  Felicity Barringer, editor and lead writer at the Bill Lane Center for the American West talked with KRCB’s Adia White about the benefits of controlled burns.

To hear a story about how Native Americans use prescribed burns, listen to episode 2 of our podcast, Living Downstream, “Firing Forests to Save Them.” Subscribe wherever you get your podcasts, or at

(Photo: Fire stimulates new life at Pepperwood Preserve – Debra Utacia Krol)