‘Convergent Pyroscapes’ planning grant funded

October 26, 2023

Drs. Laura German and Lizzie King are happy to announce NSF funding of a planning grant for collaborative work with the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, the Southern Research Station of the USDA Forest Service and TERC on “convergent pyroscapes.” This work supports the re-Indigenization of fire science, management & STEM education. The project will make use of modeling tools to simulate the application of Native fire technology in the novel forest conditions that have arisen since its widespread suppression on the landscape. More information about this project can be found here.