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Fire & Traditional Knowledge

Native Americans have used fire for millenia.  Fire on tribal lands was, and continues to be, used to protect and promote the persistence of cultural values and resources. However, there are many challenges to managing fire for tribal resources, especially across jurisdictions. The resources on this page address the various aspects of integrating traditional and western knowledge to manage wildland fire and fuels.

Upcoming Events

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Publications/Reports

2018 When Scientists “Discover” What Indigenous People Have Known For Centuries
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
George Nicholas
2017 Participatory geographic information systems as an organizational platform for the integration of traditional and scientific knowledge in contemporary fire and fuels management
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Brooke Baldauf McBride, Fernando Sanchez-Trigueros, Stephen J. Carver, Alan E. Watson, Roian Matt, William T. Borrie, Linda Moon Stumpff
2017 Returning fire to the land - Celebrating traditional knowledge and fire
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Frank K. Lake, Vita Wright, Penelope Morgan, Mary E. McFadzen, Dave McWethy, Camille Stevens-Rumann
2016 Opportunities to utilize traditional phenological knowledge to support adaptive management of social-ecological systems vulnerable to changes in climate and fire regimes
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Christopher A. Armatas, Tyron J. Venn, Brooke Baldauf McBride, Alan E. Watson, Stephen J. Carver
2015 Traditional fire-use, landscape transition, and the legacies of social theory past
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Michael R. Coughlan
2015 Forest site classification for cultural plant harvest by tribal weavers can inform management
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Susan S. Hummel, Frank K. Lake
2015 Tribal Engagement roadmap
Technical Report or White Paper
2014 Fire and tribal cultural resources
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Frank K. Lake, Jonathan Long
2013 Culture, law, risk and governance: contexts of traditional knowledge in climate change adaptation
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Terry Williams, Preston Hardison
2013 Rethinking the study of landscape management practices among hunter–gatherers in North America
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Kent G. Lightfoot, Rob Q. Cuthrell, Chuck J. Striplen, Mark G. Hylkema
2013 Aboriginal precedent for active management of sagebrush-perennial grass communities in the Great Basin
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Kent J. McAdoo, Brad W. Schultz, Sherman R. Swanson
2013 Cultural impacts to tribes from climate change influences on forests
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Garrett Voggesser, Kathy Lynn, John Daigle, Frank K. Lake, Darren Ranko
2012 Listening and learning from traditional knowledge and western science: a dialogue on contemporary challenges of forest health and wildfire
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Larry Mason, Germaine White, Gary Morishima, Ernesto Alvarado, Louise Andrew, Fred Clark, Mike Durglo, Jim Durglo, Margaret Friedlander, Kathy Hamel, Colin C. Hardy, Tony Harwood, Faline Haven, Everett Isaac, Laurel James, Robert Kenning, Adrian Leighton, Pat Pierre, Carol Raish, Bodie Shaw, Steven Smallsalmon, Vernon Stearns, Howard Teasley, Matt Weingart, Spus Wilder
2012 A case for developing place-based fire management strategies from traditional ecological knowledge
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Lily A. Ray, Crystal A. Kolden, F. Stuart Chapin
2011 Traditional wisdom – protecting wilderness as a cultural landscape
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Alan E. Watson, Roian Matt, Katie Knotek, Daniel R. Williams, Laurie Yung
2010 Utilization of the Native American talking circle to teach incident command system to tribal community health representatives
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Brenda Granillo, Ralph Renger, Jessica Wakelee, Jefferey L. Burgess
2010 Fire burners to firefighters: the Nez Perce and fire
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Matthew S. Carroll, Patricia J. Cohn, Travis B. Paveglio, Donna R. Drader, Pamela J. Jakes
2010 Fire, agency and scale in the creation of aboriginal cultural landscapes
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Andrew Martin Miller, Iain Davidson-Hunt
2009 Communicating about fire with tribal organizations
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Germaine White, Pat McDowell
2009 Developing computer-based participatory approaches to mapping landscape values for landscape and resource management
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Stephen J. Carver, Alan E. Watson, Tim Waters, Roian Matt, Kari Gunderson, Brett Davis
2008 Living artifacts: the ancient ponderosa pines of the West
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Stephen F. Arno, Lars Ostlund, Robert E. Keane
2007 Wildland fire management as conservation-based development: an opportunity for reservation communities?
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Kathleen Rasmussen, Michael Hibbard, Kathy Lynn
2005 Culturally scarred trees in the Bob Marshall Wilderness, Montana, USA- interpreting Native American historical forest use in a wilderness area
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Lars Ostlund, Robert E. Keane, Stephen F. Arno, R. Andersson
2004 Private and tribal forest landowners and fire risk: a two-county case study in Washington state
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Matthew S. Carroll, Patricia J. Cohn, Keith A. Blatner
2003 Simulated indigenous management: a new model for ecological restoration in national parks
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
M. Kat Anderson, Michael G. Barbour
2001 Maintaining the mosaic: the role of indigenous burning in land management
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
R.W. Kimmerer, Frank K. Lake
1982 Indian fires as an ecological influence in the Northern Rockies
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Stephen W. Barrett, Stephen F. Arno
1980 Indian fires in the pre-settlement forests of western Montana
Conference Proceedings
Stephen W. Berrett
Culturally peeled trees handbook
Technical Report or White Paper
Marcy Reiser, Laurie S. Huckaby