Indigenous strategies like curated burns can save our forests


Matt Gusmerotti

This episode from Althea Kress in fall 2020’s ANTH 405, Public Anthropology and Global Environmental Challenges, class at Colorado State University examines farming practices and strategies that have been passed down through generations and how strategies such as curated burns can help save and preserve our forests. Recently, forest fires have been a major issue, and they are exacerbated by other human-caused issues like climate change. Kress gives insight about how the wisdom and passed-down experience of Indigenous communities can be used to prevent future disasters like the fires from the past year.