The respected CBC Radio Show, “Ideas”, recently embarked on a journey to document our groundbreaking research on the recovery of McKay Creek wildfire-affected landscapes. Our work primarily focuses on studying vegetation trajectories and assessing the consequences of cattle grazing in these post-wildfire environments. During this exciting venture, we had the privilege of sharing our insights into the ongoing wildfire recovery processes and envisioning what a wildfire recovery process led by Indigenous communities could entail.
Our engaging discussions were expertly facilitated by CBC Ideas Producers Pauline Holdsworth and Philip Coulter, who visited us at LTC this past Friday for a thought-provoking interview. Subsequently, we dedicated our Saturday to guiding them through the McKay Creek wildfire zone, where they could witness firsthand the diverse impacts resulting from varying burn severities. Together, we explored issues such as erosion, the effects on local flora, and the repercussions on the mule deer population.
We eagerly await the announcement of the episode’s air date, which will showcase our collaboration with CBC Ideas and provide a platform to raise awareness about our vital research in wildfire recovery.
Picture provided by Cheyanne (CBC)