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9th Featured Thinker: Chris Coté


“For Thousands of years, the North American West has lived and evolved with fire as an essential part of the natural environment. Fire has spread with low intensity across the land, recycling nutrients and refreshing the landscape.

In 1910, after the “Big Burn”, which burned an area the size of Connecticut in 36 hours, humans declared war on fire. Now we are realizing that complete fire suppression has left us with unhealthy and overgrown forests…and people continuing to build homes further and further into the wilderness, what we call the “WUI” (Wildland, Urban Interface).”

Join Chris Coté, Taos County Wildland Urban Interface Coorinator, as he delves into this topic in 6 minutes and 40 seconds, PechaKucha style! See the Video and Read More….