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Grow Where You're PlantedGrow Where You're Planted - Vol. 1 No. 24
In “Grow Where You’re Planted,” students will learn about how different planting elevations can affect Jeffrey and ponderosa pines’ survival, growth, and bud development timing. As part of the Moon Trees series, this monograph also includes an introductory essay about the first generation of Moon Trees ...  [ Go to Issue ]
A Green Bill of HealthA Green Bill of Health - Vol. 1 No. 25
This is the first monograph in Natural Inquirer's Nature Health Benefits series. In "A Green Bill of Health," students will learn about how different vacant lot treatments in Philadelphia impacted nearby residents' self-reported mental health.  [ Go to Issue ]
The Woodsy Owl EditionThe Woodsy Owl Edition - Vol. 1 No. 22
The Woodsy Owl edition examines research on a variety of topics including how climate change affects owls in the Southwest, research on visitors to natural and landscaped areas in urban parks, how scientists identify characteristics of fisher habitats, and how forest planting decisions affect wildlife ...  [ Go to Issue ]
Water Sampler PackWater Sampler Pack - Vol. 1 No. 1
Water Sample Pack includes: 1. FS-655 Spring 1999 2. FS-945 Woolly Bully 3. FS-1066 Freshwater 4.SRS-183 NIQ Climate Change   [ Go to Issue ]
Pacific IslandsPacific Islands - Vol. 1 No. 21
The Pacific Islands Natural Inquirer examines research on a variety of topics including coastal crabs, mangrove forest and rising sea levels, restoration of patches in tropical forests, invasive tree species, and conservation management. This journal also features a cultural section with five articles ...  [ Go to Issue ]
Time Warp Series SetTime Warp Series Set - Vol. 1 No. 1
The Time Warp Series Set contains one copy of 7 different monographs from our “Time Warp Series”. Each monograph in this series presents research that has been under scientific investigation for a long period of time. Each one contains a recent research study and a historical research study and highlights ...  [ Go to Issue ]
Wilderness Sample PackWilderness Sample Pack - Vol. 1 No. 1
The Wilderness Sample Pack contains one Natural Inquirer Journal and two monographs. The articles in these publications focus on the benefits of wilderness land, the National Wilderness Preservation System, and the Wilderness Act of 1964 1. Wilderness 2.0 2. Pack to Back 3. Wilderness Benefits   [ Go to Issue ]
Worlds Forest SetWorlds Forest Set - Vol. 1 No. 1
The World’s Forest Set contains the second and third editions of our “World’s Forest” journals. Both of these journals were created by the USDA Forest Service, the United Nations FAO, and FIND Outdoors. 1. The World’s Forest (2nd edition) 2. The World’s Forest (3rd edition)   [ Go to Issue ]
To Harvest or Not to HarvestTo Harvest or Not to Harvest - Vol. 1 No. 22
The "To Harvest or Not to Harvest" monograph examines research about sustainably harvesting black cohosh in the wild. This monograph also includes information on agroforestry and food forests.   [ Go to Issue ]
The Bee FrequencyThe Bee Frequency - Vol. 1 No. 23
The Bee Frequency monograph examines research about how the frequency of lawn mowing may affect bee populations. Learn more today!  [ Go to Issue ]
Knock on WoodKnock on Wood - Vol. 1 No. 21
The Knock on Wood monograph explores the relationship between carbon, fire, longleaf pine, and the red-cockaded woodpecker. Also learn about the gopher tortoise!   [ Go to Issue ]
Cream of the CropCream of the Crop - Vol. 1 No. 20
The Cream of the Crop monograph is the first in the Forest & Agriculture series. The research in this monograph looks at how prairie strips affect biodiversity.  [ Go to Issue ]
Advanced Fire Scientist Coloring BookAdvanced Fire Scientist Coloring Book - Vol. 1 No. 1
Learn about fire science with this more advanced coloring book with more intricate line drawings! Note- If you want to bulk order, we can send out in sets of 150. Thanks!  [ Go to Issue ]
Caves and Karst Natural InquirerCaves and Karst Natural Inquirer - Vol. 20 No. 1
The Caves and Karst Natural Inquirer examines research on a variety of different topics including white-nose syndrome in bats, karst forest areas, cave use of an indigenous tribe of Alaska, and the geologic difference between 2 different caves. So much cool research!   [ Go to Issue ]
Sampler PackSampler Pack - Vol. 1 No. 1
The Sampler Pack contains one copy of 10 editions/monographs published in English. You may also choose to order a Sampler Pack of Spanish editions which contain 1 of every Spanish edition. Currently, our English Sampler Pack features the following 10 journals/monographs: - Hawaii-Pacific Islands ...  [ Go to Issue ]
Logjams and Beaver DamsLogjams and Beaver Dams - Vol. 1 No. 18
Carbon is naturally stored in the environment. In fact, carbon is in every living thing. Some habitats are better at storing carbon and that impacts the entire carbon cycle. In this article, scientists explore how carbon is stored in mountainous areas.  [ Go to Issue ]
Social Science Sampler PackSocial Science Sampler Pack - Vol. 1 No. 1
The Social Science Sampler Pack contains one copy of 4 different social science monographs published in English, as well as a pack of scientist cards featuring social scientists from the Forest Service. (1) Wilderness 2.0 (2) The Morel of the Story (3) Show Me the Money (4) Flower Power (5) 1 pack ...  [ Go to Issue ]
World's Forest 3 editionWorld's Forest 3 edition - Vol. 20 No. 3
This is the 3rd edition of the World's Forest Natural Inquirer based on the 2015 Global Forest Resources Assessment. This edition was completed in partnership with the USDA Forest Service, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, and FIND Outdoors.  [ Go to Issue ]
A Burning QuestionA Burning Question - Vol. 1 No. 19
The messages of Smokey Bear have spread across the globe. Today, Smokey continues to teach people of all ages about the importance of preventing wildfires. Just how effective is Smokey's message? That's the question that the scientists in this research set out to answer.  [ Go to Issue ]
Batter Up (Time Warp Monograph Series)Batter Up (Time Warp Monograph Series) - Vol. 1 No. 17
Put your feet up in the dugout and flip through Batter Up, the final edition in the Time Warp Series. In Batter Up, learn about how engineers designed a test to determine baseball bat breakage rates for different types of wood.  [ Go to Issue ]
On The Fence (Time Warp Monograph Series)On The Fence (Time Warp Monograph Series) - Vol. 1 No. 15
The 6th monograph of the Time Warp series examines research on what barriers best protect quaking aspen from browsing ungulates. This contemporary research piece is compared with a research article on similar research in 1974.  [ Go to Issue ]
Natural Inquirer Advertising PostcardNatural Inquirer Advertising Postcard - Vol. 1 No. 1
Going to a conference? Tabling at a fair? Hand out these postcards explaining all of the FREE Natural Inquirer products available for ordering on the Natural Inquirer website. Postcards are an easy way to spread the word about Natural Inquirer to groups of teachers, homeschool parents, and nonformal  [ Go to Issue ]
Where There's Smoke, There's Fire (Time Warp Monograph Series)Where There's Smoke, There's Fire (Time Warp Monograph Series) - Vol. 1 No. 14
Scientists explore if and how climate and weather are connected to very large wildland fires to help predict and prepare for future events.  [ Go to Issue ]
Standing On the Shoulders of Giants (Time Warp Monograph Series)Standing On the Shoulders of Giants (Time Warp Monograph Series) - Vol. 1 No. 13
Big-leaf mahogany is a tree species known for its beautiful wood. Over time, humans have cut down many big-leaf mahogany trees for use in furniture and other products. Because of this regular human use, big-leaf mahogany is considered vulnerable. To ensure that big-leaf mahogany harvesting is sustainable, ...  [ Go to Issue ]
America's First Forest FilmAmerica's First Forest Film - Vol. 1 No. 1
Limited time offer for Natural Inquirer customers to order one (1) free copy of Emmy Award-winning film "America's First Forest" from the Forest History Society. Please Note:This item is only available for mail order, not direct download.   [ Go to Issue ]
Chew on This! (Time Warp Monograph Series)Chew on This! (Time Warp Monograph Series) - Vol. 1 No. 12
Termites are well known pests that can impact homes and other buildings. However, termites also play an important role in forest ecosystems. Scientists in this research try to understand the impact of termites on forest wood decomposition in the Southern United States. View Issue  [ Go to Issue ]
Citizen ScienceCitizen Science - Vol. 19 No. 1
People across the world are helping scientists collect data to answer important research questions. Learn how citizens are getting involved in science, from counting birds and lionfish to reporting earthquakes. View Issue  [ Go to Issue ]
Full Throttle Model (Time Warp Monograph Series)Full Throttle Model (Time Warp Monograph Series) - Vol. 1 No. 16
Scientists can use models to simulate and predict the effects of an action. In this research in the Great Lakes region, read about efforts to model changes to land use within watersheds to help identify and prioritize watersheds with low water quality which need restoration.View Issue  [ Go to Issue ]
SPLAT! (Time Warp Monograph Series)SPLAT! (Time Warp Monograph Series) - Vol. 1 No. 11
Mountain pine beetles are a natural part of the environment in forests of the Western United States. However, because of changes to the environment, mountain pine beetles have caused more damage to forests by killing pine trees. Scientists in SPLAT! are using a new chemical treatment to control the beetles. ...  [ Go to Issue ]
FreshwaterFreshwater - Vol. 18 No. 1
In this Natural Inquirer Freshwater edition, you will learn many new things about Earth’s freshwater. As you read each article, think about your daily water use. You use clean freshwater for drinking, bathing, and cooking. Did you know that up to 60 percent of your body weight is water? Water not only ...  [ Go to Issue ]
Wilderness 2.0 (Wilderness 50 Monograph Series)Wilderness 2.0 (Wilderness 50 Monograph Series) - Vol. 1 No. 10
This monograph is one of two Wilderness 50 monographs.  These two monographs were created to honor the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act of 1964.  This act established the U.S. National Wilderness Preservation System (NWPS). The NWPS now encompasses 109,511,966 acres of protected wilderness in the ...  [ Go to Issue ]
Pack to Back (Wilderness 50 Monograph Series)Pack to Back (Wilderness 50 Monograph Series) - Vol. 1 No. 9
This monograph is one of two Wilderness 50 monographs. These two monographs were created to honor the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act of 1964. This act established the U.S. National Wilderness Preservation System (NWPS). The NWPS now encompasses 109,511,966 acres of protected wilderness in the ...  [ Go to Issue ]
The Morel of the StoryThe Morel of the Story - Vol. 1 No. 8
Scientists can learn a lot from local people who interact with the environment on a daily basis. This monograph compares scientific research with local mushroom hunters' knowledge of morel mushrooms. View Issue    [ Go to Issue ]
Scientific Models in Adaptive ManagementScientific Models in Adaptive Management - Vol. 17 No. 1
The Scientific Models in Adaptive Management Natural Inquirer examines a variety of different research topics including how hiking activities affect nesting golden eagles, how natural resource managers identify management priorities, how to manage the harvest of horseshoe crabs, and the cause of death ...  [ Go to Issue ]
Natural IQ Climate ChangeNatural IQ Climate Change - Vol. 1 No. 1
Welcome to the Natural IQ- a sister publication of Natural Inquirer. Natural IQ is a regional publication. This edition focuses on climate change research in the Southern United States. View Issue  [ Go to Issue ]
Flower PowerFlower Power - Vol. 1 No. 7
Have you ever been to a memorial garden? Memorial gardens are areas planted for a specific purpose. This monograph explores how memorial gardens help people and communities after a tragedy. The scientists also explore how people and communities may learn new things while creating gardens.   View I  [ Go to Issue ]
Food for the SoilFood for the Soil - Vol. 1 No. 6
Learn about soils and the amount of salmon-derived nutrients (SDN) in Southeast Alaska! Salmon-derived nutrients are nutrients in the soils that are from decomposing salmon. The scientists looked at how alluvial soil affected the role of SDN in the North Pacific coastal rainforests of southeast Alaska. View ...  [ Go to Issue ]
Hawaii Pacific IslandsHawaii Pacific Islands - Vol. 16 No. 1
The research you will read about in this Natural Inquirer was conducted by scientists working at the Institute of Pacific Islands Forestry, or IPIF. Located in Hilo, HI, scientists at IPIF study a range of environmental topics in Hawai‘i and the Pacific Islands.   View Issue  [ Go to Issue ]
The World's Forest 2The World's Forest 2 - Vol. 15 No. 2
In this edition of Natural Inquirer, you will learn about the world's forests. Every 5 years the Food and Agriculture Organization, or FAO, publishes a report about the world's forests, called the Global Forest Resources Assessment. It contains information about forests in 233 countries and territories. ...  [ Go to Issue ]
Time OutTime Out - Vol. 1 No. 5
This monograph looks at how much time kids spend outdoors based on data from the National Kids Survey. The monograph also examines the outdoor activities kids participate in.  [ Go to Issue ]
Climate ChangeClimate Change - Vol. 14 No. 1
Is the climate changing over time? You may have heard different opinions about climate change. In the past few years, most scientists have agreed on at least one thing about climate change. They have agreed that measured and recorded changes in Earth’s climate over the past 100 or more years point to ...  [ Go to Issue ]
Show Me the MoneyShow Me the Money - Vol. 1 No. 4
Over the past 40 years, Federal and State governments have provided financial incentives to private forest landowners. In this monograph, scientists wanted to know what kind of impact these programs are having on private forest landowners in the South. Specifically, they wanted to know whether the programs ...  [ Go to Issue ]
Wildland Fire 2Wildland Fire 2 - Vol. 13 No. 1
This journal focuses on wildland fire. Wildland fire is any fire occurring in vegetation areas regardless of how it was started. In this edition, you will learn about different types of wildland fires, including uncontrolled wildfires and fires purposely set and controlled by foresters to provide benefits ...  [ Go to Issue ]
Woolly BullyWoolly Bully - Vol. 1 No. 3
This monograph examines research done in the Coweeta Experimental Forest. In 1934, research began in this forest that looked at how forests affect the streams that flow through them. In this study, scientists wanted to find out how the flow of water might change in areas near mountain streams if eastern ...  [ Go to Issue ]
Student ScientistStudent Scientist - Vol. 10 No. 1
The Natural Inquirer Student Scientist edition was developed as part of the Forest Service's More Kids in the Woods Initiative. Using Natural Inquirer in two high school classrooms, the journals were first used to teach students at the Henry Ford Academy in Dearborn, Michigan to read and write actual ...  [ Go to Issue ]
Ecosystem ServicesEcosystem Services - Vol. 12 No. 1
Ecosystem services are the benefits that nature provides through natural processes. For example, plants provide clean air, natural fire helps cycle nutrients, and bats act as insect control. Ecosystem services are valued by people, even if people do not always think about where these services. Scientists ...  [ Go to Issue ]
BioenergyBioenergy - Vol. 9 No. 1
What is bioenergy? “Bio-” is related to living or once living things. Bioenergy is a source of energy that uses living or once living things. It is not used as much as it once was. However, the scientists in this journal explore how bioenergy may be used in the future as source of energy.   View I  [ Go to Issue ]
It's a Gas! (Climate Change Monograph Series)It's a Gas! (Climate Change Monograph Series) - Vol. 1 No. 1
People use land for many different reasons. Is the natural exchange of gases different between types of land uses? The scientists wanted to see how greenhouse gas exchange in soils differed between old forests, new forests, and pastures. The scientists in this study learn about the nitrogen cycle.   View ...  [ Go to Issue ]
Beetles Are Supercool! (Climate Change Monograph Series)Beetles Are Supercool! (Climate Change Monograph Series) - Vol. 1 No. 2
Mountain pine beetles are important to the Western United States. They have a very special life cycle, that includes staying “supercool,” or dormant, for most of their life. The scientists in this study want to know how this important life cycle could be affected by our changing climate.   View Is  [ Go to Issue ]
Balancing Act (Climate Change Monograph Series)Balancing Act (Climate Change Monograph Series) - Vol. 1 No. 3
Is there a point when a tree doesn’t hold enough carbon to make up for the emissions released to care for the tree? Scientists in this study want to know which trees grow the longest and store carbon the longest. The goal is inform managers of the best trees to plant in urban environments.   View   [ Go to Issue ]
Where in the World is Carbon Dioxide (Climate Change Monograph Series)Where in the World is Carbon Dioxide (Climate Change Monograph Series) - Vol. 1 No. 4
There are many different types of plant communities in the United States. What will happen if the climate continues to change? The scientists in this research used math and computer models to find out how the plant communities might change. The results are predictions that can inform future science  [ Go to Issue ]
Worming Their Way InWorming Their Way In - Vol. 1 No. 2
Earthworms are important parts of an ecosystem. Are native or nonnative earthworms more common in the forests of north Georgia? The scientists used pitfall traps in the woods. Only 4 percent of the earthworms were native. Where did the nonnative worms come from? What will happen to the forest? View  [ Go to Issue ]
FACELookFACELook - Vol. 1 No. 1
What will happen to trees if climate change continues? The scientists in this study conducted an experiment to see how much carbon is stored in a tree’s roots versus its leaves. This research is a starting point for scientists as they discuss this very important topic. View Issue  [ Go to Issue ]
The World's ForestsThe World's Forests - Vol. 11 No. 1
This edition of Natural Inquirer presents the results of a worldwide effort to understand the world's forests, organized by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, or FAO. Looking for a translated edition? This journal is available in Spanish, French, Arabic, Czech, and Chinese at the  [ Go to Issue ]
Invasive SpeciesInvasive Species - Vol. 8 No. 1
In this edition of Natural Inquirer, you will learn about several different invasive species. Invasive species are plants, animals, or organisms that are not native to the ecosystem they are in, and are likely to cause harm to the environment, the economy, or human health. You will learn about how these ...  [ Go to Issue ]
Wilderness BenefitsWilderness Benefits - Vol. 7 No. 1
The Wilderness Act of 1964 created the National Wilderness Preservation System, leading to protection of 106,498,016 acres of land in America. What are the benefits of this wilderness land? Scientists in this journal study the importance of wilderness land to wild animals, humans, and ecosystems. View ...  [ Go to Issue ]
Urban ForestUrban Forest - Vol. 6 No. 1
What are urban forests? Urban forests are the trees and other plants that grow where people live, go to school, work, and play. Even if you live in a rural community, the trees in your yard, around buildings, and in parks are called urban forests. Calling them urban forests helps you to see that they ...  [ Go to Issue ]
Facts to the FutureFacts to the Future - Vol. 5 No. 1
This Natural Inquirer edition discusses the condition of United States' natural resources in the year 2000, as well as how these conditions may change by the year 2040. In the year 2040, how old will you be? Do you think that the condition of the Nation's renewable natural resources will be important ...  [ Go to Issue ]
Wildland FireWildland Fire - Vol. 4 No. 1
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 ...  [ Go to Issue ]
TropicalTropical - Vol. 3 No. 1
Enjoy a journey to the tropics! In the Natural Inquirer Tropical edition, readers will learn about the plants and animals that make the tropics special. The tropics are the home of a variety of biomes, or regions with different kinds of vegetation and other life. Tropical biomes are largely defined by ...  [ Go to Issue ]
Olympic Winter GamesOlympic Winter Games - Vol. 2 No. 2
This edition is full of new information on the natural environment that we call the Rocky Mountains. In this Natural Inquirer, you will learn how father owls feed their young, the dangers that songbirds sometimes face, and how beetles stay warm during the winter. Find out how avalanches are formed, whether ...  [ Go to Issue ]
Rocky MountainRocky Mountain - Vol. 2 No. 1
Having you ever been to the Rocky Mountains? The Rocky Mountain region of the United States is famous for its mountains, outdoor recreation, and wildlife. This journal focuses on research that improves scientists’ understanding of Rocky Mountain region.   View Issue  [ Go to Issue ]
Spring 99Spring 99 - Vol. 1 No. 2
In the Spring 1999 edition, the research focuses on a variety of topics from the Southern Research Station. Topics include the impact of black seed rot on slash pines, the value of whitewater rafting, and the reproduction of fungi to name a few. For more information, read this edition of the Natural  [ Go to Issue ]
Fall 98Fall 98 - Vol. 1 No. 1
The Fall 1998 edition focuses on a variety of natural science topics, including wildfire smoke, outdoor recreation, and dogwood anthracnose. View Issue  [ Go to Issue ]