Every day, a photograph, a poem. Last night I said, “I smell smoke.” We checked out the front and back doors, but Scott could not smell a thing, and he’s the smoke detector.
Today, this picture– the smoke in the air spreads out and for this time, it’s a controlled burn to prevent horrendous forest fires later in the hot summer. It’s conducted by the Colville Confederated Tribes Mount Tolman Fire Control.
In the “old days,” the native peoples of the area spent time each spring burning the underbrush to clear the area for fresh foliage for the animals and to prevent forest fires. You can scroll down here in a 2004 Colville Fire Management document to read about this heritage.
The Tribes encourages and educates their people and us to be “Wildfire Ready.”
For more information about the Colville Tribal history, visit this website: Colville Tribes Map Journal.
And, I’ll share the link to the Tribe’s “Stay Safe” for these times information as well.
I’m so glad the Colville Tribal people are willing to share and educate on issues that face us today. Thank you.
On the ocean of
air, smoke spreads its spring warning:
Control underbrush.Sheri Edwards
Geeky Gramma ~~
Retired Middle School Language Arts/Media Teacher ~~
Writer and Thinker~~
Art from the Heart