Center for Environmental Reporting

Clint McKay shows Allison Herrera some shots of the burn zone immediately after the fire smDuring this holiday season, we’re going to be presenting excerpts from Living Downstream: The Environmental Justice Podcast. Northern California Public Media launched the project this fall – and we’ve got a collection of stories that we believe is unrivaled on the subject of environmental justice.

Today – Indian journalists Allison Herrera and Debra Utacia Krol visit Santa Rosa’s Pepperwood Preserve. In this excerpt from "Firing Forests to Save Them: Could Native Traditions Save Lives?" they learn how native practices could begin to tame California’s out of control wildfires -- like last year’s Tubbs Fire and this year’s even more destructive and deadly Camp Fire.

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(Pictured: Clint McKay, Cultural Consultant and Native Advisory Council Chair with reporter Allison Herrera. Credit: Debra Utacia Krol)

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