Burn, baby, burn
Smokey Bear should not be crossed. When he says wildfires are dangerous, it’s best to listen to the master. Controlled fires, however, can actually be beneficial for land and people. For centuries, American Indians in California utilized harvesting, sowing, pruning and prescribed burning to live off the land efficiently. Don Hankins will discuss how the traditional practices can help modern society in regards to sustainability, fire and landscape management. “Tending the Wild: Native Americans and the Land” will be presented Friday, January 22, 7 p.m., at Unity of Auburn’s auditorium, 1212 High Street in Auburn. Tickets are $5-$10. Visit www.placernaturecenter.org for more information.