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November Feature - Forests and First Americans

For thousands of years, First Americans managed the landscapes on which they lived, building ecological knowledge that guided generation after generation. Increasingly, Western science is acknowledging this wealth of knowledge, culture, history, and perspective and working with partners to integrate traditional ecological knowledge into research and land management. In honor of Native American Heritage Month, we present stories about a scientist, research, a product and a partnership that underscore the Northern Research Station’s commitment to honoring the knowledge and perspectives of First Americans.

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Midewin Interagency Hotshot crew member lights a prescribed fire in the Moquah Barrens of Wisconsin.

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