Brent Corkish

Hotshot Sawyer | Interviewed April, 2014 | Arizona
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How does Brent view the role of fire in the environment?

“I think fire has always been a part of the environment—since the beginning. Really important. I know there’s some species of trees that their seeds won’t come out unless there’s fire on them; it melts the sap out of the pinecones, or whatever, to spread the seeds. So, it’s super important; it clears out all the dead stuff, the decaying stuff, and gives the forest more nourishment…It’s a huge part; super important to the entire ecosystem and the entire forest.”