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View Resource Effects of Fire Retardant Chemical and Fire Suppressant Foam on Shrub Steppe Vegetation in Northern Nevada

This resource is among the recent postings at the Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center (NPWRC) Website. The article, by Diane L. Larson, Wesley E. Newton, et al., was initially published in the International Journal of Wildland Fire [9(2):115-127] and reports on the effects of applying a fire retardant chemical and fire suppressant foam, alone as well as combined with fire, on Great Basin...
View Resource Mountain Megas: America's Newest Metropolitan Places and a Federal Partnership to Help Them Prosper

In the years after the Civil War, the population of the intermountain West began to boom as people moved across the Mississippi River for new opportunities as homesteaders, prospectors, and enterprising dry goods merchants. 130 years later or so, it appears that this region of the United States is experiencing yet another renaissance. This report from the Brookings Institution's "Blueprint for...