Further Information Sources

Books & Publications

Flames in Our Forest: Disaster or Renewal?, by Stephen F. Arno and Steven Allison-Bunnell (Island Press: Washington, DC, 2002), is an introduction to fire ecology and a manual for woodland property owners wishing to protect their homes and landscape from fire.

Fire in America, by Stephen Pyne (University of Washington Press: Seatte, 1997 [1982]), is the definitive history of wildland fire and fire suppression in the United States.

Eighty Years of Change in a Managed Ponderosa Pine Forest, edited by Helen Y. Smith and Stephen F. Arno (USDA Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station General Technical Report RMRS-GTR-23: March 1999), tells the story of the Lick Creek photo series.

Age-Class Structure of Old Growth Ponderosa Pine/Douglas-Fir Stands and Its Relationship to Fire History, by Stephen F. Arno, Joe H. Scott, and Michael G. Hartwell (USDA Forest Service Intermountain Research Station Research Paper INT-RP-481: April 1995), has the complete description of the old growth stand used in "Living with Fire."

Fuel Reduction in Residential and Scenic Forests: a Comparison of Three Treatments in a Western Montana Ponderosa Pine Stand, by Joe H. Scott (USDA Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station Research Paper RMRS-RP-5: May 1998), has the complete description of the second growth stand used in "Living with Fire."

Order Forest Service Publications online.


Web Sites

The Forest Service home page for fire is Fire and Aviation Management.

For the latest updates on wildland fire activity this season, visit the National Interagency Fire Center.

See the latest fire danger maps for the entire U.S. from the Wildland Fire Assessment System.

Learn about the fire ecology of over 1,100 plants and animals in the searchable database offered by the Fire Effects Information System.

Find out how to protect your property from wildland fire at firewise.org.

To browse 60 years of Smoky Bear's messages and other activities, check out Smokey Bear's Site.

For more on the technical side of the computer models used in "Living with Fire," visit fire.org

If you're interested in a career in wildland fire fighting, you'll want to read SO YOU WANT TO BE A FIREFIGHTER?

And before you rush your smokejumper application in, also look at the National Smokejumper Association.

Teachers: if you want a hands-on classroom learning experience about fire ecology, see the FireWorks Curriculum.