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Forest fires -- Prevention and control

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View Resource Fires in the Amazon

This week's In The News covers the issues around the massive fires burning in the Brazilian Amazon. The nine sites listed provide information and commentary on the global issue. Since July 1997, the media has paid attention to the Brazilian Amazon, as fires there increased and raged out of control. Thought to have been started by slash-and-burn agriculturists, these fires were influenced by El...
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 Fire Wars

Although wildfire can be quite destructive, some plants and animals become adapted to and even require this disturbance for their survival. This companion Web site to the new PBS NOVA program, Fire Wars, focuses on wildfires, the people who fight them, and the impact that the fires have on natural ecosystems. A teacher's guide accompanies the site, offering ideas for discussion and activities that...
View Resource Fire Wise

Provided by the National Wildland/ Urban Interface Fire Program, the Fire Wise Web site contains information for people who live near fire prone areas and "will help them to become a firewise individual, and acquaint them with the challenges of living around interface/intermix wildfire." One unique feature of the site is the dynamics of wildfire interactive activity, which allows users to learn...
View Resource Racial Tensions Arise From Rodeo-Chediski Fire

Leonard Gregg, a 29-year old Apache contract firefighter, was arrested Sunday, June 30th, and charged with intentionally starting a fire that, after merging with a smaller one, grew into the largest wildfire in Arizona history. This fire, named the Rodeo-Chediski fire, has burned approximately 469,320 acres of pine forest in Arizona's White Mountains, scorched more than 420 homes in the Show Low...
View Resource Fire Ecology

Forest fires have become a regular summertime occurrence in North America, sparking debate about the proper role of fire on the land. The following websites examine fires and fire ecology in different ecosystems, regions, and time periods. The first site (1), from the USGS-Western Ecological Research Center shares information about fire ecology research in the California shrublands, Sierra Nevada...