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Fire & Traditional Knowledge

This topic includes publications on the ecological use of fire by indigenous peoples in the northern Rocky Mountains and how these people managed fire to shape the vegetation and animal movement patterns in their local environment.

Webinars & Recorded Media

Webinars

Introduction to Tribal Lands & Their Management
Nov 13, 2020
Julie Thorstenson
Viewing and Discussion of A Record of Change: Science and Elder Observation on the Navajo Nation
Oct 1, 2018
John D. Weiner, Shannon McNeeley, Dominique M. David-Chavez

Podcasts

Episode 5: Fire in the woods
Apr 6, 2021
David J. Lewis, Amanda Rau
Podcast episode 4: Incorporating Traditional Knowledge into Fuels Treatments
Sep 2, 2020
Monique D. Wynecoop, Robert E. Keane

Videos

Native Fire
Jun 12, 2019
National Interagency Fire Center
Fire For Life
Apr 10, 2019
Ron Goode
Tending the Wild
Dec 12, 2017

Storymaps

Publications/Reports

2021 Native American fire management at an ancient wildland-urban interface in the Southwest United States
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Christopher I. Roos, Thomas W. Swetnam, T. J. Ferguson, Matthew J. Liebmann, Rachel A. Loehman, John R. Welch, Ellis Q. Margolis, Christopher H. Guiterman, William C. Hockaday, Michael J. Aiuvalasit, Jenna Battillo, Josh Farella, Christopher A. Kiahtipes
2021 Application of the socio-ecological system framework to forest fire risk management: a systematic literature review
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Ingrid Vigna, Angelo Besana, Elena Comino, Alessandro Pezzoli
2021 Persuasion without policies: the work of reviving Indigenous peoples’ fire management in southern Australia
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Will Smith, Timothy Neale, Jessica K. Weir
2020 Indigenous knowledge and seasonal calendar inform adaptive savanna burning in northern Australia
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Michelle McKemey, Emilie Ens, Yugul Mangi Rangers, Oliver Costello, Nick Reid
2020 A review of Indigenous knowledge and participation in environmental monitoring
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Kim-Ly Thompson, Trevor C. Lantz, Natalie C. Ban
2020 Indigenous and local knowledge in sustainability transformations research: a literature review
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
David P. M. Lam, Elvira Hinz, Daniel J. Lang, Maria Tengö, Henrik von Wehrden, Berta Martín-López
2020 Integrating tribes and culture into public land management
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
David Flores, Gregory Russell
2020 Integrating tribes and culture Into public land management [Chapter 5.5]
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
David Flores, Gregory Russell
2020 Goal setting and Indigenous fire management: a holistic perspective
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
William Nikolakis, Emma Roberts, Ngaio Hotte, Russell Myers Ross
2020 Indigenous fire management: a conceptual model from literature
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
William Nikolakis, Emma Roberts
2019 Sharing Multiple Perspectives on Burning: Towards a Participatory and Intercultural Fire Management Policy in Venezuela, Brazil, and Guyana
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Bibiana A. Bilbao, Jayalaxshmi Mistry, Adriana Millán, Andrea Berardi
2019 Out of the Ashes: Ecological Resilience to Extreme Wildfire, Prescribed Burns, and Indigenous Burning in Ecosystems
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Cristina Eisenberg, Christopher L. Anderson, Adam Collingwood, Robert Sissons, Christopher J. Dunn, Garrett W. Meigs, David E. Hibbs, Scott Murphy, Sierra Dakin Kuiper, Julian SpearChief-Morris, Leroy Little Bear, Barbara Johnston, Curtis B. Edson
2019 Getting back to fire suméŝ: exploring a multi-disciplinary approach to incorporating traditional knowledge into fuels treatments
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Monique D. Wynecoop, Penelope Morgan, Eva K. Strand, Fernando Sanchez-Trigueros
2019 Indigenous fire stewardship
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Frank K. Lake, A. C. Christianson
2018 When Scientists “Discover” What Indigenous People Have Known For Centuries
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
George Nicholas
2018 A Global Analysis of Hunter-Gatherers, Broadcast Fire Use, and Lightning-Fire-Prone Landscapes
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Michael R. Coughlan, Brian I. Magi, Kelly M. Derr
2018 Indigenous impacts on North American Great Plains fire regimes of the past millennium
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Christopher I. Roos, María Nieves Zedeño, Mary M. H. Erlick
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
2016 Climate change and indigenous peoples: a synthesis of current impacts and experiences
Synthesis, Technical Report or White Paper
Kathryn Norton-Smith, Kathy Lynn, Karletta Chief, Karen Cozzetto, Jamie Donatuto, Margaret Hiza Redsteer, Linda E. Kruger, Julie Maldonado, Carson Viles, Kyle P. Whyte
2016 Weaving Indigenous and sustainability sciences to diversify our methods
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Jay T. Johnson, Richard Howitt, Gregory Cajete, Fikret Berkes, Renee Pualani Louis, Andrew D. Kliskey
2016 Tribal engagement roadmap (Highlights)
Technical Report or White Paper
Tania Ellersick
2015 Tribal Engagement roadmap
Technical Report or White Paper
2015 Whitebark pine workshop: science, management, and community
Technical Report or White Paper
Corey L. Gucker
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
2014 Collaboration in national forest management
Technical Report or White Paper
Susan Charnley, Jonathan Long, Frank K. Lake
2014 Trust: A Planning Guide for Wildfire Agencies and Practitioners—An International Collaboration Drawing on Research and Management Experience in Australia, Canada, and the United States.
Technical Report or White Paper
Bruce A. Shindler, Christine Olsen, Sarah M. McCaffrey, Bonita McFarlane, Amy Christianson, Tara K. McGee, Allan Curtis, Emily Sharp
2014 Spraycan: A PPGIS for capturing imprecise notions of place
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
J. J. Huck, Duncan Whyatt, Paul Coulton
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
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 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
2009 Communicating about fire with tribal organizations
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Germaine White, Pat McDowell
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
2000 Using traditional ecological knowledge in science: methods and
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
H.P. Huntington
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