We record and share Alaska's place-based stories to connect people and bridge the way to a better tomorrow
In the beginning, we spent a lot of time when it looked like we weren't doing any work. Some of the most creative things came out of those interactions.
We wanted her to trust us right away ... we didn't listen to her story. And we found that when we went back we had a different approach. We just listened.
We no longer try to keep [fires] at the smallest size possible, in most cases ... recognition of the role of fire in the environment; that it's got a natural role.