Focus on Cultural Burning

The IPBN held a national meeting hosted by the Hoopa Fire and Cultural Resources departments, where participants from various tribes and regions came together to share knowledge and experiences. Participants drafted recommendations to submit to the Wildland Fire Mitigation and Management Commission, gained a better understanding of Hoopa elders’ perspectives on cultural burning, strengthened connections with the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Reserved Treaty Rights Lands program, participated in pile burning for fuel reduction, and celebrated Hoopa elders’ approval of a large project to reduce fuels on a sacred mountainside that encompasses a critical evacuation route.

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