Fire is a force for destruction, but also of rebirth. This vivid lesson is at the heart of Fire Among Giants, a provocative and intimate look at a world famous forest in the wake of the most destructive inferno on record. The ancient redwoods of California’s Big Basin State Park have witnessed centuries of change, and now they will stand sentinel over a landscape forced to rebound in a rapidly warming climate.
Portia Halbert is a Senior Environmental Scientist with the Santa Cruz District of California State Parks. For over 19 years she has been part of a resource management team who works to manage parkland and restore habitat in the 70,000 acres of Parks in Santa Cruz and San Mateo counties. Continue Reading
Don Hankins is a Professor of Geography and Planning at California State University, Chico. Drawing from his academic and cultural knowledge he is particularly interested in Indigenous traditional knowledge and policy and their application as a keystone process to aid in conservation and stewardship. Continue Reading
Christian Schwarz is a research associate at the Norris Center for Natural History at UC Santa Cruz who studies mushrooms in California. He is coauthor of “Mushrooms of the Redwood Coast,” and is slowly building a mycoflora for Santa Cruz County. You can find him on Instagram @biodiversiphile. Continue Reading