Future of the Environment

How Indigenous knowledge could help manage wildfire risk

Indigenous people have purposefully used fire to shape landscapes for thousands of years. Image: REUTERS/Yusuf Ahmad

Sara Wickham

PhD Candidate in Historical Ecology, University of Waterloo

Andrew Trant

Associate Professor, School of Environment, Resources and Sustainability, University of Waterloo

Emma Davis

Postdoctoral fellow, School of Environment, Resources and Sustainability, University of Waterloo

Kira Hoffman

Postdoctoral fellow, Faculty of Forestry, University of British Columbia

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