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Maintaining the mosaic: the role of indigenous burning in land management

Author(s): R.W. Kimmerer, Frank K. Lake
Year Published: 2001

This article highlights the findings of the literature on aboriginal fire from the human- and the land-centered disciplines, and suggests that the traditional knowledge of indigenous peoples be incorporated into plans for reintroducing fire to the nation's forests. Traditional knowledge represents the outcome of long experimentation with application of fire by indigenous people, which can inform contemporary policy discussions.

Citation: Kimmerer, R. W., and F. K. Lake. 2001. Maintaining the Mosaic: the role of indigenous burning in land management. Journal of Forestry, v. 99, no. 11, p. 36-41.
Topic(s): Fire & Traditional Knowledge, Management Approaches
Ecosystem(s): None
Document Type: Book or Chapter or Journal Article
NRFSN number: 16097
TTRS (Tall Timbers Research Station) Number: 15310
Record updated: Dec 12, 2017