A recent episode of [Un]Natural Selection, a radio program produced by northern Michigan's Interlochen Public Radio, reports on the tree-ring fire history research of Lane Johnson and his colleagues. The episode explores what tree-ring fire history records tell us about the ecological and cultural history of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW), and hints at the future of wilderness fire management in one of Minnesota's most cherished landscapes. The piece includes insights from Evan Larson, a geography professor at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville and Damon Panek, a wildland fire operations specialist with the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa. LIsten to the entire story on Interlochan Public Radio.
March 11, 2022