Life with Fire

What are the benefits of prescribed burning? Why have wildfires gotten so severe lately? What can I do to protect my home and community? Life With Fire podcast aims to answer these questions (and many others) while deepening our understanding of the critical role fire plays in America’s forests, lands and communities. Hosted by writer and former wildland firefighter Amanda Monthei, Life with Fire features interviews with everyone from scientists to fire experts to Indigenous practitioners and people on the ground. Through these interviews, Amanda hopes to explore how humans interact with fire, as well as ways we can better coexist with it in the future.

https://lifewithfire.simplecast.com

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 31m. Bisher sind 24 Folge(n) erschienen. Dieser Podcast erscheint jede zweite Woche.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 14 hours 28 minutes

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episode 22: What The Infrastructure Bill Means for Wildland Firefighters with Riva Duncan


More information about the Grassroots Wildland Firefighter Coalition as well as how to help can be found on their website.

If you're digging these conversations, you can donate to Life with Fire through our  Patreon. 

 


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episode 21: Homes as Fuel with Zeke Lunder, Yana Valochovic and Eric Knapp


To hear more from Zeke, check out Life with Fire Episode 14. More of his work with The Lookout can be found here: https://the-lookout.org/

The paper authored by Valochovic and Knapp and referenced throughout this episode can be found here: https://fireecology.springeropen.com/articles/10.1186/s42408-021-00117-0

Knapp and Valochovic are both members of the California Fire Science Consortium. More information on this organization can be found here...


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episode 20: All Things Cultural Burning with Karuk Tribal Member Bill Tripp


In this episode, we explore one of the topics that is most requested by Life with Fire listeners—cultural burning. We spoke with Karuk tribal member Bill Tripp about his early experiences of cultural burning, and how those experiences reflect in his current work as Director of Natural Resources and Environmental Policy for the Karuk Tribe...


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episode 19: Building a Community of Land Stewards, With Sasha Berleman


In this episode we speak with Sasha Berleman, who has a whole lot of irons in the...prescribed fire? Sasha has a doctorate from UC Berkeley, is the founder and director of the Fire Forward Program through Audubon Canyon Ranch, is a founding member of the Bay Area Prescribed Fire Council and much, much more. Oh, and a former hotshot...


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 2021-09-03  26m
 
 

episode 18: Scientists' Response to the New "All Fires Out," Forest Service Directive, With Matt Hurteau


In this episode, we explore the new Forest Service directive requiring all new fire starts to be suppressed immediately. Fire scientist Matt Hurteau is our guide on this journey, as he discusses the directive itself, as well as the precedent it sets and its widespread criticism. He and dozens of other fire scientists voiced these criticisms in a letter to Forest Service Chief Randy Moore, which can be found here: http://www.hurteaulab.org/.../chief_moore_letter.....


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 2021-08-23  17m
 
 

episode 17: Exploring Fire Impacts on Wildlife with Kendall Calhoun


After a bit of a fire-season-chaos break, we're back with an episode on probably our most requested topic—how wildfires impact animals. For this episode, we brought on Kendall Calhoun, who is pursuing a PhD at US Berkeley and does a majority of his research on how shifting fire regimes in California are impacting native wildlife species...


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 2021-08-13  29m
 
 

episode 16: Land Use Series Episode Two: Resilient and Sustainable Development, with Liz Foster and Molly McCabe


Liz Foster and Molly McCabe join us in this episode—the second of our Land Use and Resilience Series—to talk about fire-resilient communities and infrastructure, including the inherent inequities of disaster prevention, preparation, response and recovery. Liz is the former senior manager of Urban Resilience at the Urban Land Institute, which explores the wildland urban interface resilience to disasters like wildfires...


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 2021-07-21  1h3m
 
 

episode 15: Land Use Mini-Series: Planning Developments for Fire Resilience with Molly Mowery


For the first episode of our mini-series on land use planning for fire resilience, we spoke with Molly Mowery about her background as a land use planner with a specific interest in preparing communities for wildfires, as well as about her work with the Community Planning Assistance for Wildfire program. Listen in for some perspectives on community wildfire resilience, and stay tuned for the rest of the mini series, which will include interviews with other planners, builders and architects...


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 2021-07-08  27m
 
 

episode 14: Wildfire Technology, Trauma and Other Tidbits, With Zeke Lunder


In this episode we spoke with Zeke Lunder, a pyrogeographer with a background in GIS and mapping on wildfires, and more recently with helping out on prescribed burns all over the West. We spoke about how the advancement of mapping and technology for use in fire suppression is misguided—and how those tech solutions would be better used as a way to get more prescribed fire on the ground...


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 2021-06-21  48m
 
 

episode 13: Wildfire Perceptions and Misconceptions with Crystal Kolden


In this episode, we spoke with wildfire research extraordinaire Crystal Kolden, who is an assistant professor at UC-Merced. Crystal has a breadth of interests and areas of expertise, and is probably one of our favorite follows on "Wildfire" Twitter. We discussed her humanities background and what led her to an interest in wildfire, the wildfire misconceptions that most irk her and how we can better talk about wildfire impacts and wildfire topics in general...


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 2021-06-02  51m
 
 
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