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Conservation Education

Research Brief Description
A Century of Change in a Ponderosa Pine Forest

Living things change constantly, as do communities of living things. In a forest, where individual trees can live for centuries and new plants replace old plants, it is not easy to visualize the changes that occur over time.

Fire Management, Zambia

Fire Management and Fire Use Assessment of Eastern Province, Zambia

FireWorks Educational Program

FireWorks is an educational program about the science of wildland fire, designed for students in grades 1-12.

FireWorks for Missouri River Country

Adapting the FireWorks program for use in the Missouri River Drainage, sponsored by the Bureau of Indian Affairs

FireWorks Trunk Contents Directions for printing and constructing many of the educational materials for a FireWorks trunk
FireWorks: Hands-on Education Effectiveness of hands-on education in fire science using the FireWorks educational program
Imagining Fire Futures Educational Website In IMAGINING FIRE FUTURES, students in a high school or college class use model results to develop a vision of the future for Flathead County, Montana.
Living with Fire Educational Game Students use this program to examine the effects of weather and fuels on potential fire behavior in a ponderosa pine forest of the northern Rocky Mountains.
Missouri River Trunk Contents

This web page contains directions for printing and constructing the educational materials that are unique for a Missouri River FireWorks trunk.

Native Landscaping The Missoula Fire Sciences Laboratory replaced over 3,500 square feet of lawn with native prairie
Pikunii Fire Carrier

Video and FireWorks educational lesson about how and why the Pikunii (Blackfeet) people transported fire from one camp to another as they traveled along historical migration routes.

The Story Tree: A Slice of Forest History A cross section cut from the stump of a long-dead ponderosa pine reveals the history of fire in the area.