ESS Wed Seminar: The History and Future of Wildland Fire Management in Northern California BY Frank K. Lake, Research Ecologist, USDS Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station, Fire and Fuels Program

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

12:30 pm

Y2E2, Room #111

Sponsored by:
Department of Earth System Science

Incorporating Traditional Knowledge with Interdisciplinary Ecological Methods to Understand Fire Effects:  Tribes across California and the Pacific West used fire for multiple resource objectives. In northern California, the extent of tribal burning facilitated cultural fire regimes-having a range of affects across the landscape. Many tribes were and still are Fire Dependent Cultures. This presentation will provide an interdisciplinary approach using multiple scientific methods to examine historic tribal fire-based stewardship practices. Examples of how archaeology, ethnographic/historical ecology, ethno-ecology, and ecological field-based methods to remote sensing (LiDAR) will be used as case studies to evaluate fire effects on tribally valued forest habitats and resources. Examples will cover how partnerships with American Indian tribes, to incorporate traditional knowledge, collaboratively developed research questions, methods, and formulated metrics and indicators for analysis to evaluate change in the condition of areas and species of tribal significance. The Western Klamath Restoration Partnership, a multi-party collaborative, will be used as an example of how these approaches are informing and contributing to landscape restoration strategies, climate vulnerability and adaptation planning, and wildland fire management.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018
12:30 pm – 1:20 pm
Y2E2, Room #111

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