CALIFORNIA – Danny Cluck is a U.S. Forest Service scientist working in the Modoc, Lassen, Plumas and Tahoe national forests, and the Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit. The Lookout’s Zeke Lunder first got to know Danny in the mid-’90s, when they were both working for the Forest Service. Zeke was on a tree-marking crew and Danny was a biologist. Since then, Danny has become one of the west coast’s experts on forest insects and forest health in general. He worked as a resource advisor during the 2021 Dixie Fire and was assigned to help manage the cleanup and restoration of lands damaged by firefighting activities. This week, we’re sharing an interview with Danny recorded in the Lassen National Forest shortly after the Dixie Fire. Watch the interview, here, or read it, below.