12,000 Years of Chaparral Management by California Native People: Research Brief

By mastering the art of prescription burning over thousands of years, native California tribes sustainably maximized chaparral ecosystem services like food, medicine, and building materials.

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Anderson, M.K., and J.E. Keeley. 2018. Native peoples’ relationship to the California chaparral. Pp. 79-121 in, E.C. Underwood, H. Safford, N. Molinari, and J. Keeley, editors. Valuing Chaparral. Springer Series on Environmental Management, Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-68303-4_4