Karuk ecological fire management practices promote elk habitat in Northern California

Thomas Connor, Emilio Tripp, William Tripp, B. J. Saxon, Jessica Camarena, Asa Donahue, Daniel Sarna, Luke Macaulay, Tim Bean, Adam Hanbury-Brown & Justin Brashares
After a century of fire suppression and accumulating fuel loads in North American forests, prescribed burns are increasingly used to prevent conditions leading to catastrophic megafire. There is widespread evidence that prescribed fire was used by Indigenous communities to manage natural and cultural resources tribes for thousands of years. Wildlife habitat is an example of an ecological response that was actively managed with prescribed burns by Indigenous American peoples and is an important factor in...
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