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  • The scientists in this study developed a process to help managers identify management priorities. As conditions change over time, the…

    At Your Service: Developing Models to Help Natural Resource Managers Make Better Decisions

  • In “Batter Up,” learn about how engineers designed a test to determine baseball bat breakage rates for different types of…

    Batter Up: Investigating What Type of Wood Makes the Best Baseball Bat

  • In this FACTivity, you will create an illustration model of your schoolyard’s ecosystem. The question you will answer in this…

    FACTivity – At Your Service

  • Forests provide many benefits to people and other animals. For forests to provide these benefits, however, they must be managed…

    Inquiry 4: How Well Are We Managing Our Forests Worldwide?

  • As you know, forests provide many benefits to people and to the environment. For forests to provide these benefits into…

    Inquiry 5: How Well Are We Managing our Forests Worldwide?

  • Try this vocabulary word challenge. Fill out the provided graphic organizer answering questions about a glossary term.

    My Word! Challenge – Where There’s Smoke, There’s Fire

  • Over the next 25 to 45 years, scientists think the Nation’s population will double. As the population increases, cities, suburbs,…

    Out of the Penalty Box: Protecting the Environment through Policies

  • In this article, scientists explore if and how climate and weather are connected to very large wildland fires to help…

    Where There’s Smoke, There’s Fire: Is Climate Connected to Very Large Wildland Fires?

  • The scientists in this study were interested in exploring how the environmental conditions for wildlife species might change as landowners…

    Which Wood You Choose? – Forest Landowners’ Selection of Trees for Planting Forests Can Have Different Outcomes

  • Test your knowledge on magnitude, migrations, and adaptive management after reading the Scientific Models in Adaptive Management edition of Natural…

    Word Search – Scientific Models in Adaptive Management

  • Finished reading the Investi-gator (Northern Research Station)? See how much you learned by completing one or both of these word…

    Word Searches – Investi-gator (Northern Research Station)