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Fire Communication & Education
Fire & Traditional Knowledge

Record updated: May 24, 2022
NRFSN number: 17074

For thousands of years, the Salish, Pend d’Oreille, and other tribes of the Northern Rockies periodically set fire to the land, pro-foundly shaping plant and animal communities. On this website, you can hear elder interviews and learn about fire ecology, the traditional use of fire by the tribes, and today's efforts to restore landscapes by reintroducing fire.

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