The Role of Indigenous Burning in Land Management
Abstract:This article highlights the findings of the literature on aboriginal fire from the human- and the land-centered disciplines, and suggests that the traditional knowledge of indigenous peoples be incorporated into plans for reintroducing fire to the nation's forests. Traditional knowledge represents the outcome of long experimentation with application of fire by indigenous people, which can inform contemporary policy discussions.
Keywords: biodiversity; environmental management; fire; forest; forest management; forest resources; forestry; forestry research; forestry science; history; natural resource management; natural resources; policy; traditional knowledge
Document Type: Miscellaneous
Affiliations: 1: associate professor SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, One Forestry Drive, Syracuse, NY, 13210-2778, firstname.lastname@example.org 2: Graduate Research Assistant Pacific Traditional Ecological Knowledge Program, Intertribal Programs Office, College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences, Oregon State University, Corvallis
Publication date: November 1, 2001
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