The effects of cultural burning go beyond
catastrophic fires but directly affect the ecosystem.
SISKIYOU COUNTY, Calif. — Wildfire outbreaks have been synonymous with drought in California, in Part 2 of “Tribal Traditions: The Burning Battle” climate adaptation series, Carley Gomez shows how it’s not just homes being lost, but entire ways of life.
The Karuk Tribe’s aboriginal land makes up about 1 million acres. As wildfires roar through the Siskiyou and Klamath National Forests, tribal members are witnessing different ways of life from what they learned through their