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  • 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

  • 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

  • The second monograph in Natural Inquirer’s Pollinators series, this monograph explores the connection between fire and native insect pollinators. In…

    A Flame Changer – Vol. 1 No. 25

  • Learn about fire science with this more advanced coloring book with more intricate line drawings!

    Advanced Fire Scientist Coloring Book

  • In this FACTivity, you will create a management objective for your schoolyard. Then you will create an adaptive management process.…

    Alternate FACTivity – At Your Service

  • In this FACTivity, you will use the findings from this study to draw a conclusion about the possible danger from…

    And Then There Were Nun FACTivity

  • The nun moth is a major pest of conifers and an occasional pest of broadleaf trees in Europe and Asia.…

    And Then There Were Nun: Trees That Could Be Endangered by a Nun Moth Invasion

  • Investi-gator is a sister publication to Natural Inquirer, serving students in grades 4 or higher. In this Investi-gator edition, you…

    Animals and Ecosystems of the Southwestern United States Investi-gator (Rocky Mountain Research Station) – Vol. 3 No. 1

  • Longleaf pine (Pinus palustris) once could be found from southeastern Virginia to eastern Texas. Longleaf pines are not usually killed…

    aPods Rule! What Happens to Arthropods Following a Wildland Fire?

  • In the Western United States, shallow rocky soils and a dry climate often make it hard for new trees to…

    Are We Having Fungi Yet? Helping Young Trees Grow

  • In the Western United States, shallow rocky soils and a dry climate often make it hard for new trees to…

    Are We Having Fungi Yet? Helping Young Trees Grow (Spanish)

  • Frogs are a species of amphibian. In recent years, there has been a decline in the numbers of amphibians worldwide.…

    As the Frog Hops: What Routes Do Frogs Travel in Mountain Environments?