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This edition of the Natural Inquirer is all about wildland fire. You will learn about the benefits of wildland fire, as well as some of its dangers. You will learn what fire scientists are learning about wildland fire. They are learning, for example, 1)that wildland fire should not be completely eliminated from natural environments, but it should be managed; 2) how to predict which weather conditions most favor a wild-fire being started; 3) about the relation-ship between wildland fires and global warming; 4) how to best protect homes and other buildings from wildfires; and 5) about how wildland fires can benefit the natural environment. Wildland fires are interesting, and they are fun to learn about. As you will see when you read the articles, all of the scientists in this journal enjoy learning about wildland fire. We hope that you enjoy learning about it too!