She also shared about Indigenous Traditional Ecological Knowledge and the importance of ecological forestry to prepare a landscape for fire, which is crucial for aboriginal cultural practices like basket weaving. For example, cultural burning enhances hazel shrub stem production that provides the materials for Karuk and Yurok basketweavers.
Then Communications Associate Allayana Darrow led the Collective in a basket craft activity from the Southern Oregon Fire Ecology Education’s FireWorks! Curriculum. Check out these photos!