Fire managers carefully protect structures during controlled and uncontrolled fires.
All about fire and fire management:
Wildland Fire Management in the Southeast
The National Interagency Fire Center
Smokey the Bear's official website
Firewise, a program sponsored by the National Wildland/Urban Interface Fire Program
Southeast Region: Communicating the Role of Fire and Fuels Management in the Southeast
Fire Ecology in the Southeastern United States (opens pdf document)
Science tools from NASA: how to make your own sling psychrometer!
Kings Mountain National Military Park prescribed fire program
Does fire have a role in other ecosystems?
You bet. Read and listen to a story about fires in the Amazon on National Public Radio.
Tree rings and fire
The Ultimate Tree-Ring Web Pages - Dr. Henri Grissino-Mayer's website, with links to everything tree-ring
International Tree-Ring Data Bank
Other topics in this issue
Emerald Ash Borer - an invasive species!
To find more information about volunteering opportunities or internships in fire or forestry, visit these links:
Volunteers in Parks (VIP) program
Student Conservation Association: high school conservation crews and college/post-college internships
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