How did we get here?
The history of humanity's relationship with fire is as telling as it is cautionary. How we've worked with fire can inform our perspective and action with wildfire today.
If you don't know where you've come from, you don't know where you're going.
- Maya Angelou
Below are selected dates that help explain how our relationship with fire in North America developed. If you think there's an event or date that's missing please send a message.
Undertaking this exercise again through a permaculture lens has deepened my understanding of the site conditions and the many opportunities that they represent.
Climate Change Specialist and Professional Planner with the City of Calgary, Alberta, Canada