Video: Researching wildfire with the Navajo Nation

fire
Credit: CC0 Public Domain

Connecting with the land and nature plays a large role in many Indigenous cultures. Northern Arizona University's School of Forestry is partnering with Diné College and Navajo Forestry in researching the effects of fire on the Navajo Nation. Through working together, these organizations hope to educate students from all different backgrounds by combining western science and traditional knowledge to learn how fires have shaped the land to be what it is today and how proper resource management could foster healthy growth in the future.

"There were a lot of talks with tribes here in Arizona and New Mexico of getting joint projects going to study the landscape," said Lionel Whitehair, a wildland firefighter who earned his master's degree at NAU.

Credit: Northern Arizona University

Explore further

Indigenous knowledge offers new approach to help forests adapt to new conditions

Citation: Video: Researching wildfire with the Navajo Nation (2020, January 17) retrieved 22 February 2020 from https://phys.org/news/2020-01-video-wildfire-navajo-nation.html
This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.
5 shares

Feedback to editors

User comments