California tribes deploy their cultural knowledge to restore landscapes while reducing the risk of wildfires.
A Silent Killer: Black Ash Basket Makers are Battling a Voracious Beetle to Keep Their Heritage Alive
Many American Indian and First Nation basket makers rely upon black ash trees. However, the emerald ash borer has killed millions of ash trees. A band of Native women basket makers are fighting to protect remaining black ash trees, and a unique Smithsonian partnership could help them keep their heritage alive.