Acorns, Science, and Burn Bans

This fall, the Two Rivers Tribune published two articles about research that Comparative Wests Project partners Arielle Halpern and Frank Lake are conducting in the Karuk Tribe’s homelands. The first article, published in September (click here), describes the outlines of Halpern’s research, and the second article, published in November (click here), discusses the burn bans that state and federal agencies have put in place, preventing the research from going forward.

Meanwhile, in the North Fork Mono homelands in the Sierra National Forest, our team was able to get a cultural burn on the ground this fall. I'll post more details about our work in central and northern California and some photos of the Mono burns soon. For now, for some photos of our data collection in Mono country that I have posted on Facebook, click here