Conservation Education

The mission of the Conservation Education (CE) Team for the Fire, Fuel and Smoke (FFS) Program is to develop and deliver high-quality, science-based education about wildland fire to students, educators, the general public, and agency staff.

Projects in Conservation Education

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A Century of Change in a Ponderosa Pine Forest
1909-present
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. This photoseries documents changes in a ponderosa pine forest from 1909 to 2015. Download high-resolution photos here. See…
Carrying the Fire the Pikunii Way
2009-present
Video and educational lesson about how and why the Pikunii (one branch of the Blackfeet Nation) people transported fire from one camp to another as they traveled along historical migration routes. This activity includes a complete lesson plan, examination of a Fire Carrier model, and a 12-minute video interview with Pikunii elder Marvin Weatherwax…
Fire Management, Zambia
2014 - present
A team of four individuals, supported through the U.S. Forest Service International Programs, convened in October 2014 to conduct a fire regime assessment in Eastern Province of Zambia. The team, which included a multinational assemblage from the United States and Zambia, was tasked with the following objectives: 1) gain preliminary insights into…
FireWorks Educational Program
2000-present
Image FireWorks is an educational program about the science of wildland fire, designed for students in grades 1-12. FireWorks provides students with interactive, hands-on materials to study wildland fire. It is highly interdisciplinary and students learn about properties of matter, chemical and…
Native Landscaping
2010-Present
In the spring of 2010, the Missoula Fire Sciences Laboratory replaced over 3,500 square feet of lawn with native prairie. Implementation was possible through a Sustainable Operations Microgrant from the Rocky Mountain Research Station and the hard work of many volunteers. The native prairie serves as an example of intermountain prairies of…