"Our forest management plan is a very unique blend of Western science and traditional ecological knowledge...Our plan is really interactive and ecosystem friendly as we see what the land needs. It's not a production forest. It's based on ecosystem balance." - Tony Incashola, Jr., Director of Forestry, Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes.
For thousands of years, the vast majority of fires on the land were intentionally set by Indigenous Peoples of this region for a variety of reasons. Today, on the Flathead Reservation in Western Montana, the Division of Fire of the Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes' Forestry Department is reclaiming a traditional relationship with fire on the landscape. Hear from the team about this work and how these fire dependent landscapes benefit from this holistic approach.
Learn more through CSKT's Fire on the Land project: http://fwrconline.csktnrd.org/Fire/index.html