A conversation with Will Harling of the Mid Klamath Watershed Council about the McKinney Fire and the need to talk more about beneficial fire in our public lands.
Once pushed to the brink of extinction, condors are soaring in Northern California skies again with the help of an Indigenous tribe and a team of scientists.
Some experts say the restrictions create more barriers to doing controlled burns precisely when the need for them is most acute.
On Tuesday evening, California Governor Gavin Newsom appointed Yurok Tribe’s Forestry Department Director Dawn Blake to the State Board of Forestry and Fire Protection.
North Coast tribes have been working for years on restoring their ancestral land, and the federal government seems poised to return some of that land to the Yurok and Karuk tribes in the near future.
Listen to this episode from Intentional Fire: Karuk Tribe/SWCS on Spotify. "People were here for thousands of generations and in 120 years non-native people who came over were able to change the environment because they stopped using fire." Joining Vikki Preston (Karuk Department of Natural Resources) and Anna Malka Murviet (University of Arizona/Southwest Climate Adaptation Science Center) as they are joined by Kathy McCovey a fierce and knowledgeable Karuk gatherer, knowledge holder/teacher, and plant expert. Listen in on how she has used her traditional knowledge throughout her life and career.
For generations upon generations, the Yurok tribe has relied on Chinook salmon from the Klamath River in Northern California for ceremonies, subsistence and commercial gain.
The drought is getting worse, and Californians are ignoring pleas to reduce water use voluntarily. It's time for Gov. Gavin Newsom to order cuts.
After the consuming heat and flame of a wildfire, flooding seems an unlikely problem to have to worry about. But catastrophic floods after a section of land is burned often threaten both human settlements and ecosystems.
The Center for Biological Diversity and two other environmental groups filed a lawsuit on Sept. 13 against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) after its denial of endangered species protection status for West Coast fishers.