The new year finds me with much to be thankful for—from my exciting, new job with ACR as a Prescribed Fire Specialist to spending the holidays with friends and family.
I’m especially grateful for the experience of the 2018 Yurok TREX (Training Exchange), hosted by the Yurok Tribe. On the Klamath River in northernmost California, they shared their cultural fire and land management practices.
On our first morning on the reservation, Bouverie Resource Ecologist Jared Jacobs and I watched the mist on the mighty Klamath River. It drifted up to meet the light rain falling on the forest.
Beautiful, but not great for getting fire started on the ground. But these inauspicious conditions did not hamper the spirits of about 50 multi-agency “fire-lighters.” We came to learn...