Lecture: How Humans Can Provide Services for Ecosystems With Traditional Ecological Knowledge
Dr. Frank Kanawha Lake tells KHSU that "reinstating traditional burning regimes today benefits not only the tribes and those ecosystems, but also the larger society and the public."
Lake works for the USDA Forest Service-Pacific Southwest Research Station, Fire and Fuels Program, on tribal and community forestry and related natural resource issues.
His research focuses on restoration ecology and the incorporation of traditional knowledge into wildland fire and forest management in the Pacific Northwest and California, with an emphasis on the Klamath-Siskiyou bioregion.
He is speaking Thursday evening at Humboldt State (Founders Hall 118, 5:30) as part of the Environment & Community and Schatz Energy Research Center's 'Sustainable Futures Speaker Series.'