Cultural Burning

Cultural burning roundtable members are working towards expanding knowledge and the practice of cultural burning in the interior Southwest. The reincorporation of the traditional use of fire on the land can foster reconnection for Tribes to their lands and genuinely apply the “best available science” to guide management. Among other things, roundtable members have given presentations at events, convened sessions at conferences, and are working to coordinate workshops and webinars. 

A product of the SWFireCAP Cultural Burning Roundtable

In the Cultural Burning Annotated Bibliography, the authors provide an in-depth “review of the available literature on known Indigenous and traditional uses of fire in the Southwest,” including published, unpublished and personal communications. They highlight work supporting natural and human caused fires.