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  • Illustration of three kids in a woodchip plant watching a conveyor belt move woodchips.
    One of the historic uses of wood was for heating. In recent years, however, most heating in the United States…

    A Chip Off the Old Block: Using Wood Energy to Heat Schools

  • Illustration of three students watering a plant
    In this study, the scientist was asked to predict how much fresh water people living in the United States will…

    Do What You Water: The Current Situation and Possible Future of Fresh Water in the United States

  • Illustration of three students watering a plant
    In this study, the scientist was asked to predict how much fresh water people living in the United States will…

    Do What You Water: The Current Situation and Possible Future of Fresh Water in the United States (Spanish)

  • PDF Preview of Fill Those Potholes FACTivity
    The question you will answer in this FACTivity is: What are other ecosystem services provided by the Nation’s natural resources?…

    FACTivity – Fill Those Potholes

  • PDF Preview of the Moving On Up FACTivity
    The question you will answer in this FACTivity is: What is the geographic distribution of a particular tree species?

    FACTivity – Moving on Up

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    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

  • Drawing of two children and a frog.
    The scientists were interested in discovering whether the Pacific tree frog population might also be affected by the presence of nonnative trout, similar…

    Knocked Out By Trout: The Relationship Between Nonnative Trout and Pacific Tree Frogs

  • 2 kids rollerblading in a park with a city skyline behind them
    The scientists in this study were asked to determine the current status of urban forests in the United States.

    Made in the Shade: The Current Situation and Possible Future of U.S. Urban Forests

  • 2 kids rollerblading in a park with a city skyline behind them
    The scientists in this study were asked to determine the current status of urban forests in the United States.

    Made in the Shade: The Current Situation and Possible Future of U.S. Urban Forests (Spanish)

  • A black and white illustration of three kids, two of which are standing in front of a llama and horse.
    When people go hiking or camping in back country or wilderness areas, they almost always impact the natural environment in…

    Quit Yer Horsin’ Around! The Effects of Trampling on Vegetation in Montana

  • PDF preview of the Spanish version of
    When people go hiking or camping in back country or wilderness areas, they almost always impact the natural environment in…

    Quit Yer Horsin’ Around! The Effects of Trampling on Vegetation in Montana (Spanish)

  • Black and white illustration of a group of three skiers at the bottom of a snowy mountain.
    Do you know anyone who has gone snow skiing or snowboarding in the past year? Over the past 30 years,…

    Slip Sliding Away: Who Goes Skiing and Snowboarding in America?