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This page, from the University of Illinois Extension, has an animated cartoon designed to help 3rd through 5th grade students gain an appreciation of trees, observe trees in their everyday lives, and develop an interest in discovering more about trees. It is intended for adults to work with children to explore the secret life of trees. It meets several of the Illinois statewide learning goals for ... Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Computer activity, Guide for instructor
Subject: Ecology, Forestry
 
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This page, from the University of Illinois Extension, has an animated cartoon designed to help young children (5-8 years of age) gain an appreciation of trees, observe trees in their every day lives and develop an interest in learning more about trees. It is intended for adults to work with children to explore the wonders of trees. It meets several of the Illinois statewide learning goals for second ... Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Computer activity, Guide for instructor
Subject: Ecology, Forestry
 
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This Internet-based mapping tool was originally designed for fire managers to access online maps of current fire locations and perimeters in the conterminous 48 States and Alaska. Using a standard web browser, fire personnel can download this information to pinpoint the affected areas. With the growing concern of western wildland fires in the summer of 2000, this application also became available ... Full description.
Grade level: College (15-16), Graduate / Professional, General public
Resource type: Map, Visualization - scientific, In-situ dataset
Subject: Forestry, Natural hazards
 
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This non-profit, professional association represents members of the global wildland fire community. The purpose of the association is to facilitate communication and provide leadership for the wildland fire community. The site provides information about membership, periodicals (Wildfire Magazine and the Journal of Wildland Fire), documents and reports from safety and fire summit meetings, upcoming ... Full description.
Grade level: Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Proceedings, Report
Subject: Forestry, Natural hazards
 
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This is the homepage of the National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC), the nation's support center for wildland firefighting. It features links to news articles, current fire information, and statistics on wildland fires. There is an education and outreach section which includes information on traveling prevention and education teams, a guide to wildland fires, links to fire prevention and mitigation ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), General public
Resource type: Government portal
Subject: Forestry, Natural hazards
 
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The Firewise Home Page was created for people who live or vacation in fire prone areas of North America. The information contained here will help users become firewise individuals, and acquaint them with the challenges of living around interface/intermix wildfire. These pages provide information that may lessen the risk of wildfire loss for individuals, families and communities. There is a list of ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), General public
Resource type: Non-profit portal
Subject: Forestry, Natural hazards
 
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This information sheet discusses the ability of trees in major Colorado forest types to withstand fire damage or reestablish after a fire. Characteristics such as thickness of the bark, rooting depth, needle length, bud size, and degree of scorch contribute to the resistance and survival of a tree after a fire event. The effects on seed reserves and the ability of aspen trees, many shrubs, and grasses ... Full description.
Grade level: General public
Resource type: Illustration - scientific, Photograph, Ref. material
Subject: Ecology, Forestry
 
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This portal provides links to documents produced by the National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG), a group consisting of agencies of the Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Fish and Wildlife Service, and the National Association of State Foresters. Materials accessible here include NWCG qualifications documents, information on prescribed fires, ... Full description.
Grade level: Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Government portal
Subject: Forestry, Natural hazards
 
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This portal provides access to a variety of information on fire hazards and prediction for the Rocky Mountain area. Users can access information on current fires and fire restrictions for this area. Other materials include predictive services (intelligence, weather forecasts, fuels and fire danger ratings), logistics and dispatch information for aviation and fire crews, and administrative information ... Full description.
Grade level: Graduate / Professional, General public
Resource type: Government portal
Subject: Forestry, Natural hazards
 
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This site enables access to Local Area, Geographic Area, National, and other related Interagency Wildland Fire Training information. The home page also contains current training news and a comment section. Full description.
Grade level: Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Ref. material, Non-profit portal
Subject: Forestry, Natural hazards
 
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