First of all, I want to say that my thoughts are with everyone in California that is currently displaced because of the fires. I also want to send out a huge thank you to all of the amazing men and women that fight fires like this when they arise. If you would like to come on the show and tell your story, we would love to have you.
In today’s episode I speak with Tyler Cross who is a prescribed burn crew member for a nature conservation company. It seems counter intuitive when it damages homes and encroaches on urban areas, but fire can be a really good and natural thing. Tyler will tell us why prescribed burns can be a good thing, and how certain pockets of nature thrive with regular fire.
3:45 - Why do we burn land on purpose?
7:00 - The causes of fires in urban areas.
12:00 - Ecosystems where fire naturally exists.
16:00 - Examining the history of fire in the U.S.
24:30 - Do controlled burns go against the idea of letting nature be nature?
29:00 - Coexisting with nature.
33:30 - Doing controlled burns in urban areas.
46:00 - How prescribed burns are done.
1:01:00 - The lifestyle of a burn crew member.
1:11:45 - Advice for people that would like to do this for a living.
THIS EPISODE WAS MADE WITH THE SUPPORT OF
Michelle & Jim Wortner