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Restoring whitebark pine ecosystems

Growing rust-resistant whitebark pine seedlings at the Coeur d’Alene Nursery. Photo by Robert E. Keane.

Whitebark pine (Pinus albicaulis) forests are declining across most of their range in North America because of the combined effects of mountain pine beetle (Dendroctonus ponderosae...

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...

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.