The severity, frequency, and geographic impact of wildland fires and smoke are increasing rapidly due to climate change. One tool for mitigation of uncontrolled, intense wildland land fire is controlled, or prescribed burning. Historically, many indigenous communities used prescribed fire to manage the health of forests and other tribal lands. Join this session to learn the latest research on the impacts of prescribed fire versus wildland fire and remaining data gaps, to learn and share historical knowledge and experiences of prescribed and cultural burning, and to join a discussion of the complex challenge of preventing devastating wildland fires while also working to protect air quality and public health.
Presented by Erin McTigue, EPA