Land management

Managing the landscape was an important part of the responsibilities of having rights to a particular resource or space on the landscape. Part of this management would be the burning of sections of the land to encourage the growth of preferred resources. This can go from burning established berry patches to reduce the amount of encroaching vegetation on these patches, to burning the edges of meadows in order to increase the meadow size-increasing the amount of habitat for forest edge products such as berries. Specifically, the burning of huckleberry patches is known to reduce the stress on the berries by reducing the amount of competing vegetation. These acts of land stewardship are being re-discovered and understood, and in some cases, being applied to current land management issues.

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