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In many locations, evidence shows that Indigenous peoples actively managed vast areas and were skilled stewards of the land, according to Marc Abrams, professor of forest ecology and physiology. He contends that the historical record is clear, showing that for thousands of years Indigenous peoples set frequent fires to manage forests to produce more food for themselves and the wildlife that they hunted, and practiced extensive agriculture.

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