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This atlas presents an inventory of intact forest landscapes (i.e. the remaining large, unbroken areas of pristine nature within the forest zone of Russia). This endeavor was carried out by a group of Russian non-governmental conservation and scientific organizations between 1999 and 2002 as part of the Global Forest Watch initiative. The purpose of the atlas is to provide an accurate picture of the ... Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Map, Ref. material
Subject: Environmental science, Forestry
 
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This tutorial covers various aspects of trees. It explains which chemicals cause leaves to change colors, how the process of photosynthesis works, the functions of bark, roots, pollen and leaves, and the effect of trees on nearby temperature. Full description.
Grade level: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Tutorial
Subject: Ecology, Forestry
 
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National Science Education Standards (NSES): Read
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Humans have had a greater impact on forests than on other land ecosystems. This interactive feature uses NASA satellite images taken between 1984 and 2000 to demonstrate just how much of a once densely forested region in Bolivia has been cleared for commercial purposes. Users can view the images as an animation, or click on individual images taken every two years to see the stages of the deforestation. ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
Resource type: Computer activity, Imagery - remotely sensed, Ref. material
Subject: Environmental science, Forestry
 
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The Wildland Fire Management RD&A gathered statistics from the Wildland Fire Management Decision Support System (WFDSS) and other sources to build a comparative summary of the 2011 and 2012 fire seasons. (The comparison only included federal fires occurring on federal lands throughout each fiscal year.) The purpose of this information is to illustrate potential contributing environmental factors ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), General public
Resource type: Presentation / Demo
Subject: Environmental science, Forestry
 
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The Secretaries of Agriculture and the Interior joined the Western Governors' Association, National Association of State Foresters, National Association of Counties, and the Intertribal Timber Council to endorse this 10-Year Comprehensive Strategy to deal with the wildland fire and hazardous fuels situation, as well as the needs for habitat restoration and rehabilitation in the Nation. Its goals were ... Full description.
Grade level: Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Report, Policy / Procedure
Subject: Forestry, Natural hazards
 
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This website provides references for students about the importance of trees to people and the environment. It discusses the interactions between trees and other organisms, how trees provide for their food and water needs, and how people use and work with trees. A teacher's guide provides background information, project and activity ideas, evaluation questions, and extensions that correspond with each ... Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Guide for instructor
Subject: Ecology, Forestry
 
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This site contains vegetation maps for regions across the world. The maps are categorized by continent or region and then broken down into country and some are broken into sections within a particular country. Some maps are created from Geographic Information Systems (GIS) while some are vegetation indices as calculated from remotely sensed data. Some are the result of vegetation analyses or inventories ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Illustration - artistic, Illustration - scientific, Map, Photograph, Visualization - scientific, Clearinghouse, In-situ dataset
Subject: Biology, Climatology, Ecology, Environmental science, Forestry
 
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In this activity, students investigate the effects of automobile pollution on plant growth by making measurements on two populations of leaves, one from within 10 meters of a busy road and a population of the same species situated more than 20 meters away. They will choose a method for measuring the leaves, create a table for their data, and test their hypotheses by performing a t-test. Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Computer activity, Field activity, Lab activity
Subject: Environmental science, Forestry, Mathematics
 
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This portal provides information on the environmental issues and research projects being conducted in Redwood National and State Parks. The Redwood Field Station, part of the United States Geological Survey's (USGS) Western Ecological Research Center, is involved with restoration of the physical and biological landscapes in the parks, including inventory and monitoring of erosion, sediment transport, ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), General public
Resource type: Government portal
Subject: Ecology, Environmental science, Forestry
 
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This portal provides access to information on United States Geological Survey (USGS) research activities conducted in support of the U.S. Carbon Cycle Science Program (CCSP). This research includes carbon sequestration in sediments, landscape dynamics and vegetation change, fate of carbon in cold region forests, exchanges of greenhouse gases, water vapor, and heat at the Earth's surface, and other ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Government portal
Subject: Environmental science, Forestry, Geology, Soil science
 
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