This year it made major news, but every summer wildfires torch thousands of acres of land. The National Forest Service rushes to the rescue; to save lives, homes, and communities. But is the agency’s approach to fire doing more harm than good? On this edition, producer George Lavender takes a closer look at the “War on Fire”, from the forests of California to the halls of Congress.
Lorena Gorbett, Mountain Maidu tribal member; Debbie Miley, National Wildfire Suppression Association executive director; Chuck Striplen, environmental scientist; Tom Tidwell, National Forest Service chief; Carmen Moon, The Natives crew boss, Darryl Stockdale, aviation contractor; Timothy Ingalsbee, Firefighters United for Safety, Ethics and Ecology (FUSEE) co-founder; Brent Johnson, National Parks botanist; Valentine Lopez, Amah Mutsun Tribal Band chair, Howard Hunter, Chips fire information officer; Scott Stephens, UC Berkeley associate professor of fire science
For More Information:
Firefighters United for Safety, Ethics and Ecology
National Wildfire Suppression Association
US Forest Service
Stephen’s Lab: Research and Education in Wildland Fire Science
Konkow Valley Band of Maidu
One Earth: A Survival Guide for the Planet by Richard Manning
Forest Service Orders “Aggressive Initial Attack” on Wildfires—Despite Consequences
Grass is burned to study Indian culture
Getting Burned: A Taxpayer’s Guide to Wildfire Suppression Costs
Bob Dylan, “Suze (The Cough Song)”
John Fahey, “Sunflower River Blues”
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