California Burning Episode 2: Native Intelligence – October 25, 2019

We take a journey to the Yurok Indian Reservation in Northern California to learn how Native Californians used fire to protect the land.

As the Kincade fire continues to burn near Geyserville, we take a look at fire prevention techniques that have been used in California for thousands of years. You’ve likely heard a lot lately about “prescribed” or “controlled” burns. Matt Fidler, the creator of the podcast and radio series “California Burning” reports, that native Californians used fire to maintain the land and also their culture … for thousands of years.

Listen to the hour-long version of this story on “California Burning,” this Sunday at 10 a.m. on KRCB Radio 91. Or visit our website

(Photo: The Klamath River – Matt Fidler)