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Fire regime on a cultural landscape: Navajo Nation

View article. We worked with the Navajo Nation Forestry Department to evaluate the historical role of fire on a 50 km2 landscape bisected by a natural mountain pass. The landscape experienced frequent...

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Returning fire to the land: celebrating traditional knowledge and fire

Register. In this webinar, Frank Lake, Research Ecologist with the Pacific Southwest Research Station will present findings from workshops held in 2012 and 2014 to investigate how traditional and western knowledge can...

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Using narrative stories to understand Traditional Ecological Knowledge in the Great Basin

View webinar recording. This pilot project used a method of naïve interviewing with tribal youths to gather narrative “micro stories” from elders and key tribal members and then answering a series of...

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Clark Fire in the Indiana Summit Research Natural Area – Field Trip

Recently burned in the 2016 Clark Fire, Indiana Summit Research Natural Area (RNA) provides an excellent opportunity to observe fire effects in an unharvested forest in the Sierra Nevada.  Indiana Summit is...

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Returning fire to the land – Celebrating traditional knowledge and fire

View article. For this study, researchers organized two workshops to investigate how traditional and western knowledge can be used to enhance wildland fire and fuels management and research. Tribal members, managers, and...

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Opportunities to utilize traditional phenological knowledge to support adaptive management of social-ecological systems vulnerable to changes in climate and fire regimes

View article. This study was designed to contribute to the limited literature describing the benefits of better integrating indigenous knowledge (IK) with other sources of knowledge in making adaptive-management decisions. Specifically, we advocate...

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Science and traditional ecological knowledge strategic plan

View the plan. The Science and Traditional Ecological Knowledge Strategic Plan guides the Great Basin LCC’s science program over a three to five year period (2015-2019). The plan outlines the LCC’s priority...