Wildfires

Resources on Indigenous Wildfire Management

 

 

Links

Indigenous Fire Management: Solving California’s Catastrophic Drought & Wildfire Problems. Taylor Lane, Greg Spellman, Will Stewart & Danny Brown (San José State University: Nature & World Cultures, Spring 2016).

Cultural Fire on the Mountain. Jared Aldern (KCET, 2016).

Indigenous fire stewardship. Lake, Frank K., and Amy Cardinal Christianson (2019).

Wrestling with Fire: Indigenous Women’s Resistance and Resurgence. Melissa Nelson (American Indian Culture and Research Journal 43, no. 3).

Redbird Edward Willie and Melissa Nelson, Rekindling Native Ecologies (Podcast, 2020).

Leilani Clark, Lessons from a Fire Ecology (2020).

Eriksen, Christine, and Don L. Hankins. "Gendered dimensions of indigenous fire knowledge retention and revival." The Routledge Handbook of Gender and Development (2015).

Ana Kusmer, California and Australia look to Indigenous land management for fire help (2020).

 

 

Videos

Cultural Burning (2020).

Fighting Fire with Fire: Using Cultural Burning Practices (2018).

Don Hankins, CSU Chico, on Democracy Now: "Colonization Made California a Tinderbox" (September 15, 2020).

 

Readings

  • Anderson & Moratto, M.K, and M.J. (1996). Native American land-use practices and ecological impacts. University of California, Davis: Sierra Nevada Ecosystem Project: Final Report to Congress. pp. 187–206.
  • Barrett, Stephen W.; Thomas W. Swetnam; William L. Baker (2005). "Indian fire use: deflating the legend" (PDF). Fire Management Today. Washington, D.C.: Forest Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. 65 (3): 31–33.
  • Blackburn, Thomas C. and Kat Anderson (eds.). 1993.  Before the Wilderness: Environmental Management by Native Californians. Menlo Park, CA: Ballena Press.
  • Bock, J. H., and C. E. Bock. "Vegetation responses to wildfire in native versus exotic Arizona grassland." Journal of Vegetation Science 3, no. 4 (1992): 439-446.
  • Bonnicksen, Thomas M. 2000. America's Ancient Forests: From the Ice Age to the Age of Discovery. New York, NY: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
  • Boyd, Robert T. (ed.). 1999.  Indians, Fire, and the Land in the Pacific Northwest. Corvallis, OR: Oregon State University Press.
  • Brown, Hutch (2004). "Reports of American Indian Fire Use in the East". Fire Management Today. 64 (3): 17–23.
  • Bueso, Arnaldo. "The role of native peoples in managing natural disasters." Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-261 (English). Albany, CA: US Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station: 241. 261 (2019): 241-241.
  • Bueso, Arnaldo. "The role of native peoples in managing natural disasters." Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-261 (English). Albany, CA: US Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station: 241. 261 (2019): 241-241.
  • Eisenberg, Cristina, Christopher Lee Anderson, Adam Collingwood, Christopher John Dunn, Garrett W. Meigs, David E. Hibbs, Robert Sissons et al. "Out of the Ashes: Effects of Extreme Wildfire, Prescribed Burns, and Indigenous Burning on Ecosystem Structure and Diversity." Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 7 (2019): 436.
  • Eriksen, Christine, and Don L. Hankins. "Gendered dimensions of indigenous fire knowledge retention and revival." The Routledge Handbook of Gender and Development (2015): 129.
  • Eriksen, Christine, and Don L. Hankins. "The retention, revival, and subjugation of indigenous fire knowledge through agency fire fighting in Eastern Australia and California." Society & Natural Resources 27, no. 12 (2014): 1288-1303.
  • Flores, David, and Gregory Russell. "Integrating tribes and culture Into public land management [Chapter 5.5]." In: Dumroese, RK; Moser, WK, eds. Northeastern California plateaus bioregion science synthesis. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-409. Fort Collins, CO: US Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 177-185.409 (2020): 177-185.
  • C Eriksen and Don Hanks, The retention, revival, and subjugation of indigenous fire knowledge. Society & Natural Resources 27 (12), 1288-1303.
  • Hankins, Don L. "The effects of indigenous prescribed fire on riparian vegetation in central California." Ecological Processes2, no. 1 (2013): 1-9.
  • Hudson, M. (2011). Fire Management in the American West. Boulder, CO: University Press of Colorado.
  • Keeley, J. E.; Aplet, G.H.; Christensen, N.L.; Conard, S.C.; Johnson, E.A.; Omi, P.N.; Peterson, D.L.; Swetnam, T.W. Ecological foundations for fire management in North American forest and shrubland ecosystems. Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-779. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station.
  • Lake, F. K., Wright, V., Morgan, P., McFadzen, M., McWethy D., Stevens-Rumann, C. (2017). "Returning Fire to the Land: Celebrating Traditional Knowledge and Fire." Journal of Forestry. 115 (5): 343–353.
  • Lewis, Henry T. 1982.  A Time for Burning. Occasional Publication No. 17. Edmonton, Alberta: University of Alberta, Boreal Institute for Northern Studies.
  • Mishima, Christopher. "A Comprehensive Look at the Benefits of Traditional Ecological Knowledge of Native American Indigenous Communities for Fire Management Practices in Northern California." (2020).
  • Neil G. Sugihara; Jan W. Van Wagtendonk; Kevin E. Shaffer; Joann Fites-Kaufman; Andrea E. Thode, eds. (2006). "17". Fire in California's Ecosystems. University of California Press.
  • Pausas, Juli G., and Jon E. Keeley. "Wildfires as an ecosystem service." Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment17, no. 5 (2019): 289-295.
  • Pyne, Stephen J. 1982.  Fire in America: A Cultural History of Wildland and Rural Fire. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press. 654 pages. See Chapter 2 “The Fire from Asia” pages 66–122.
  • Stewart, O.C. (2002). Forgotten fires: Native Americans and the transient wilderness. OK, USA: Univ. of Oklahoma Press.
  • Vale, Thomas (2002). Fire, Native Peoples, and the Natural Landscape. United States: Island Press. pp. 1–40.
  • Weir, John (2009). Conducting Prescribed Burns: a comprehensive manual. Texas, U.S.A.: Texas A&M University Press College Station.
  • Williams, G.W. (Summer 2000). "Reintroducing Indian-type fire: Implications for land managers". Fire Management Today. 60 (3): 40–48.
  • Williams, G.W. (Summer 2004). "American Indian Fire Use in the Arid West". Fire Management Today. 64 (3): 10–14.
  • Williams, Gerald W. "REFERENCES ON THE AMERICAN INDIAN USE OF FIRE IN ECOSYSTEMS". USDA Forest Service.
  • Williams, Gerald W. (Summer 2000). "Introduction to Aboriginal Fire Use in North America" (PDF). Fire Management Today. USDA Forest Service. 60 (3): 8–12.