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  • Open forest ecosystems, like those of longleaf pine or loblolly pine, are managed with regular fires to support native plants…

    A Flame Changer – How Fire Diversity Affects Bee and Butterfly Populations

  • Animals play an important role in maintaining the health of our natural environment. It is important to know the status…

    Born To Be Wild: The Current Situation and Possible Future of Wildlife in the United States

  • Animals play an important role in maintaining the health of our natural environment. It is important to know the status…

    Born To Be Wild: The Current Situation and Possible Future of Wildlife in the United States (Spanish)

  • Test your knowledge on ecosystems, vegetation, and erosion.

    Crossword – Ecosystem Services

  • In this FACTivity, you will receive an incentive to practice conservation at home and at school. At the end of…

    FACTivity – Show Me the Money

  • In this article, scientists explore the different ecosystem services provided by prairie potholes such as soil nutrients, absorbing carbon, and…

    Fill Those Potholes! Identifying Ecosystem Services of Small Wetlands on the American Prairie

  • With two-thirds of the U.S. population drinking water from surface sources such as streams, rivers, lakes, and reservoirs, it is…

    Green Means Clean! Assessing the Condition of U.S. Drinking Water Watersheds

  • Across the planet, different types of forests are found. One reason different forest types exist is because they grow under…

    Inquiry 1: What Kind of Forests Grow on Earth and How Do They Differ?

  • This inquiry explores the range of benefits forests provide to people and to the environment.

    Inquiry 3: What Do Forests Do for the World’s Environment and its People?

  • The scientists in this study were asked to develop information about the status of and trends in aquatic animal species populations across the United States.

    One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish–No Fish? The Current Situation and Possible Future of Aquatic Animals in the United States

  • The scientists in this study were asked to develop information about the status of and trends in aquatic animal species populations across the United States.

    One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish–No Fish? The Current Situation and Possible Future of Aquatic Animals in the United States (Spanish)

  • In 1956, the United States established a national park on one of the Virgin Islands. The United Nations named the national park a Biosphere…

    Oooh! That’s Growth! Measuring Trees in Cinnamon Bay Watershed