Pepperwood: Rising From The Ashes

Ian A Nelson, Coriolis Films | 2021 | 50 min.

2022 Official Selection

Several widespread wildfires have occurred in the western United States in recent years, impacting many of our urban-wildland communities. At Pepperwood Preserve in Sonoma County, California, two major wildfires separated by only two years have burned through the landscape. How will this fire-adapted ecosystem respond, how have the wildlife been affected? What are scientists and ecologists doing to better understand and prepare for future wildfires? What can we learn from indigenous people’s land stewardship practices? Can we improve our natural lands to better sustain the environment and protect our communities?

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