Society of American Foresters

Northwest Regions

Past Present, and Future Uses of Prescribed Fire

Continuing the WSU's Extension 2021 summers series on fire, we are not going to explore the realm of intentional uses of fire as a management tool. While lightning strikes were one major form of ignitions prior to Euro-American settlement, Native Americans were the primary source of fire across the landscape for thousands of years. Utilizing fire for a multitude of reasons, indigenous burning shaped the plant and animal communities of the Inland Northwest for thousands of years.

On Tuesday, August 17, Washington State University hosts Colville National Forest’s Fire Ecologist, Monique Wynecoop, to dive into the past use of fire as a management tool and cultural practice, the present effects of fire on the landscape, and the future of why fire can and should be used as a forest management tool.

Time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. (PST)

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Event date: 
Tuesday, August 17, 2021 - 18:00 to 20:00