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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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This article presents a technique, Cross-Disciplinary Peer Education (CDPE), which allows forestry students to teach student peers from other disciplines about basic forestry principles. CDPE is an innovative way to give natural resource and agriculture students (peer educators) the opportunity to educate students from other disciplines (peer learners). The authors found that by using this technique, ... Full description.
Grade level: Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Journal article
Subject: Agricultural science, Educational theory and practice, Forestry
 
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Zooming down to Bolivia, showing a time-lapse sequence of Landsat images from 1984 to 1998 Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Visualization - scientific
Subject: Environmental science, Forestry, Human geography
 
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A flyby of Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, using Landsat imagery draped over elevation data. Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Visualization - scientific
Subject: Forestry, Physical geography, Hydrology
 
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This animation of the Florida Everglades was created with Landsat 7 data. It was part of a series of animations done to promote our National Parks. Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Visualization - scientific
Subject: Forestry, Physical geography, Biological oceanography, Physical oceanography
 
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