Best Of Blue Dot: Fighting Fire With Fire: Pyro-Geographer Dr. Don Hankins

Jun 28, 2019

Don Hankins explores landscapes and the communities that inhabit them
Credit Don Hankins

Dave learns about fighting fire with fire in this episode as he talks to CSU Chico Professor of Geography Don Hankins. Dr. Hankins teaches a course called "Pyrogeography" examining the role of fire on both landscapes and the communities that inhabit them. Hankins is a firm believer in the importance of using prescribed burning techniques to control fuel loads and enhance the native ecology of areas throughout California that evolved with fire as a natural element of their ecosystems.