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Natural Inquirer Wildland Fire Articles
Wildland fire is important and scary at the same time. That's why Natural Inquirer has dedicated many articles to the importance of wildland fire in ecosystems, as well as the dangers or threats posed by wildland fires.
Smokey Bear 75th Birthday resource page In 2019, Smokey Bear celebrates his 75th birthday of being a wildfire prevention specialist & helping educate the public about how human behavior can accidentally cause wildfires. Learn more today!
Where There's Smoke, There's Fire (Time Warp Monograph Series) Scientists use weather data to learn more about climate and its connection to very large wildland fires (50,000+ acres) that are a threat to humans and the environment.
Let’s Clear the Air: The Danger of Forest Fire Smoke to Firefighters. In this article scientists take a look at the smoke conditions of two types of wildfires and how they may be harmful to firefighters. This article can be found in the Wildland Fire Natural Inquirer.
Fighting Fire With Fire: Protecting the Homes of People and Birds. This article is about how wildfires and controlled fires in Southern California and how they may be harmful or helpful to people and California gnatcatcher. The article is also about the relationship between people and the California gnatcatcher. You can find this article in the Wildland Fire Natural Inquirer.
Time Will Tell: Does Wildfire Damage the Prairie? This article is about wildland fires on prairies and how fires may change or not change a prairie, how long it takes for a prairie to recover, and if a wildfire affects the type of animals that live on the prairie. You can find this article in the Wildland Fire Natural Inquirer.
Who Gives a Hoot?: Determining the Value of Owl Habitat. This article is about the controlled burning of the habitat of the endangered northern spotted owl in old-growth forests in the Pacific Northwest. Scientists take a look at the amount of people willing to pay for prescribed fires in California and New England. You can find this article in the Wildland Fire Natural Inquirer.
Smoke and Mirrors: Detecting the Amount of Gases in Wildland Fire Smoke. In this article scientists study the smoke that comes from forest fires to discover the amount of greenhouse gases going into the troposphere by using airplanes to collect samples. You can find this article in the Wildland Fire Natural Inquirer.
Liar! Liar! House on Fire!: The Relationship Between Trees, Wildland Fire, and Damage to Homes. This article is about wildland fires spreading to homes and how close a wildland fire can burn to a house before the house also catches fire. You can find this article in Wildland Fire Natural Inquirer.
Dew It! Which Weather Measurements Are Related to the Occurrence of Wildland Fire? This article is exploring what kinds of weather conditions are the best for predicting the danger of particularly large or dangerous wildfires. You can find this article in the Wildland Fire Natural Inquirer.
Fight or Light? The Histor and Impact of the Big Fires of 1910. This article is about the history of forest fires and the impact of the 1910 fires on fire policy and American society today. You can find this article in Wildland Fire 2 Natural Inquirer.
aPods Rule! What Happens to Arthropods Following a Wildland Fire? Scientists in this article look at arthropods living among leaf litter and predicted that arthropods would seek areas around old logs for protection. This article is about what really happens to arthropods after a wildland fire happens. You can find this article in Wildland Fire 2 Natural Inquirer.
Keeping It Local: How Federal Wildfire Policy Is Implemented at the Local Level. This article is about the communities that made the wildland urban interface (WUI) which is an area where houses either meet or mix with wildland vegetation, part of their Community Wildfire Protection Plan when the Federal Government passed the law to encourage communities to develop a wildfire protection plan. You can find this article in the Wildland Fire 2 Natural Inquirer.
Pecking Order: What Types of Post-Fire Snag Areas Do Woodpeckers Prefer? In this article scientists study what kinds of trees of post-fire snags Black-backed woodpeckers benefit the most from. You can find this article in the Wildland Fire 2 Natural Inquirer.
Trust Is a Must: What Is Involved in Trusting Those Who Manage Forest Fires? In this article scientists discover how much citizens trust forest managers to make good decisions about wildland fires on their behalf. You can find this article in the Wildland Fire 2 Natural Inquirer.
Can We Grow Now? Helping Bristlecone Pine Trees To Take Root and Grow. This article is about how to save bristlecone pine trees from white pine blister rust by finding bristlecone pines that are resistant to the disease and studying about the best conditions for bristlecone pine tree seeds to take root and grow. You can find this article in the Wildland Fire 2 Natural Inquirer.
Snake, Rattle, and Roll: Investigating Snakes The Live in the Bosque Along the Middle Rio Grande. In this article scientists study how restoration activities affect snake populations, what types of snakes are in the Bosque, and what type of trap is better for capturing snakes. You can find this article in the Wildland Fire 2 Natural Inquirer.
Don’t Judge a Soil by Its Color: Exploring Forest Soil Following a Wildfire.This article is about native and invasive plant and fungi growth after a wildfire in red and black soils. You can find this article in the Wildland Fire 2 Natural Inquirer.
Fire and Water: Predicting Future Wildfires in a Changing Climate.This article is about predicting where and when wildfires occur and what that looks like as the climate warms particularly in the Southern United States. You can find this article in the Natural IQ Climate Change Natural Inquirer
It's a Small World: How Oceans and Climates Can Affect Wildland Fires Thousands of Miles Away. This article explores how oceans and climate can affect wildland fires thousands of miles away. You can find this article in the Climate Change Natural Inquirer.
On Top of Old Smokey: Computer Wind Model for Predicting Smoke Movemtent. This article is about nocturnal wind movemtn and how we can create the safest conditions for controlled fires at nighttime. You can find this article in the Fall 98 Natural Inquirer.
Meet Dr. Ford! Natural Inquirer Readers for students in grades K-2 focus on a scientist and their research. In this Reader, readers meet Dr. Paulette Ford who studies prairie dogs and fire.
Meet Dr. Goodrick! Natural Inquirer Readers for students in grades K-2 focus on a scientist and their research. In this Reader, readers meet Dr. Scott Goodrick who studies weather and wildfires.