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Photos and images of 100 years of vegetation change at Sierra Ancha Experimental Forest

Natural Drainages, Drainage C, Quadrat 3 - photo comparisions of historical and current plots - Sierra Ancha Experimental Forest

Various historical and current images of the vegetation change at Sierra Ancha Experimental Forest.

Free master class offered for FireWorks educational trunk

Educators telling the story of a crown fire burning a lodgepole pine forest. Photo by Ilana Abrahamson

The USDA Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station’s Fire, Fuel, and Smoke science program is offering its annual free “master class” on teaching with the FireWorks educational trunk on...

Effects of prescribed fire on wildlife and wildlife habitat in selected ecosystems of North America

Two scientist at the Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge

Images of a prescribed fire in the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge in La Joya, New Mexico.

Forest Service science bolsters sagebrush and sage-grouse conservation

Wyoming big sagebrush, Owyhee County (southwest) Idaho. Photo by Matt Fisk, USDA FS

Sagebrush ecosystems are among the largest and most threatened ecosystems in North America. Greater sage-grouse has served as the bellwether for species conservation in these ecosystems and has...

Wildland fire: Nature’s fuel treatment

One year after the 2011 Miller Creek fire in the Gila Wilderness, New Mexico. Photo by Sean Parks

In recent decades, many landscapes across the western United States have experienced substantial fire activity. These fires consume fuels and alter vegetation structure, which may be able to serve...

Buoyant flame dynamics experimental videos

Top-view of the flame zone of a spreading fire in the laboratory showing pocket structures resulting from buoyant-flow instabilities.

A collection of experiment videos and images from the Missoula Fire Sciences Laboratory located in Missoula, Montana.