Firefighters and forestry officials do several things to prevent forest fires, including managing the forest by clearing away fuel like dead trees and shrubs and carrying out prescribed burns. Today we learn who is managing forests and addressing wildfires in Indian Country. What’s the best way to manage wildfires? Are prescribed burns effective? How do fire officials makes choices while combating wildfires? What can we expect from wildfires in the future?
Bodie Shaw (The Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs) — Northwest deputy regional director of trust services for the Bureau of Indian Affairs
Dr. Adrian Leighton — professor of natural resources at Salish Kootenai College
Dalan Romero (Taos Pueblo) – operations director for the BIA branch of wildland fire management
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