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Forest structure and composition over the last millennium in California’s Klamath Mountains
May 3, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
May 3, 2022
Noon – 1:o0 p.m. Pacific Time
Presenter: Clarke Knight, US Geological Survey
For millennia, forest ecosystems in California have been shaped by fire from both natural processes and Indigenous land management. Understanding the relative influence of climate and Indigenous burning on the fire regime is key because contemporary forest policy and management are informed by historical baselines. This webinar will discuss research on climatic versus anthropogenic influence on forest conditions over 3 millennia in the western Klamath Mountains—the ancestral territories of the Karuk and Yurok Tribes— combining paleoenvironmental data with Western and Indigenous knowledge.