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Posted December 5, 2014
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and North Pacific Landscape Conservation Cooperative are learning how Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) can inform our collective understanding of climate change and how communities in the Pacific Northwest can adapt. Check out this recently published article that highlights how they are using TEK to inform resource management.
Return to Tradition (YouTube video)
Posted December 2, 2014
The Okmulgee Agency and Eastern Oklahoma Region, Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) produced a fire safety video. A Return to Tradition introduces the historical Native use of fire, ecology of local fire adapted ecosystems, fire adapted communities, and current practices of the BIA in conducting fuels management activities with an emphasis on the use of prescribed fire. The video will be used for educational outreach activities targeting public schools, homeowner associations, Tribal housing meetings, and other events.
Posted November 13, 2013
Prescribed fire used to consume strategically placed and piled fuels on Tribal Trust Lands in Tecumseh, Oklahoma.
“Smoke Signals” is a quarterly newsletter published by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Branch of Wildland Fire Management at the National Interagency Fire Center. It is written by authors from across Indian Country highlighting activities and accomplishments taking place in the forestry and wildland fire management programs. The latest edition highlights fuels treatment on Tribal Trust lands in Tecumseh, Oklahoma; a new Fire Interpretive and Mitigation Specialist at Standing Rock Agency; the Owens Valley Indian Water Commission celebrates 10 years of incorporating educational presentations about wildland fire prevention and conservation for youth; training; and Blacksnake's Corner.
Posted October 28, 2013
The fifth edition of the Western Regional Strategy Committee eNewsletter is posted! This edition features stories about the Island Park Sustainable Fire Community Project in Idaho, the Sage Grouse Initiative, a new guide to collaboration and NEPA, motivating homeowners to reduce fuels and harden their homes to wildfire, and 21st century technology for fire spotting.
View of the Black Mountain Fire burn area stopped at the 2002 seeding area.
Posted October 25, 2013
On Tuesday, July 2, 2013, the lightning caused Black Mountain Fire generated a large smoke column north of Cedar City and south of Minersville, Utah. The fire moving primarily south, made significant runs through the rolling hills of Iron and Beaver Counties until it met the Maple Springs fire rehabilitation reseeding from 2002. Fire fighters took advantage of the reduced flame lengths in the reseeding by quickly suppressing the head of the fire after establishing a safe place to work. In places, the fire suppressed itself in the flame resistant vegetation, seeded to prevent cheat grass invasion and restore a more resilient landscape of perennial vegetation following the 2002 fire.