Ecosystem Services

  • 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 Toad-ally Awesome FACTivity
    You learned in this article that flooding can provide a service to the toads living along the Rio Grande in…

    FACTivity – Toad-ally Awesome

  • The Woodsy Owl edition examines research on a variety of topics including how climate change affects owls in the Southwest,…

    The Woodsy Owl Edition – Vol. 1 No. 22

  • Five species of Moon Trees as seedlings with ruler in between them
    In this module, we will explore trees and what they need, and we will learn how tree seeds have gone…

    Learning Module – Countdown to Moon Trees

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    Black cohosh is a forest plant that is harvested for its medicinal use. Black cohosh is native to eastern deciduous…

    To Harvest or Not to Harvest: How Does Harvesting Impact Wild Plant Sustainability?

  • The “To Harvest or Not to Harvest” monograph examines research about sustainably harvesting black cohosh in the wild. This monograph…

    To Harvest or Not to Harvest – Vol. 1 No. 22

  • PDF Preview of Cream of the Crop Create-A-Phrase
    After reading “Cream of the Crop,” see if you can complete this create-a-phrase challenge. Draw a line from a word…

    Create-A-Phrase – Cream of the Crop

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    Scientists know little about the movement of litter and dead wood from forests to rivers in mountainous temperate ecosystems. Studying…

    Logjams and Beaver Dams: How Different Landforms Affect the Amount of Carbon in an Ecosystem

  • PDF preview of World's Forests image challenge.
    Explain the significance of each image as it relates to the World’s Forests. Hold a class discussion about these images.…

    Image Challenge – World’s Forests 3

  • PDF preview of World's Forests Edition 3, Inquiry 2 article.
    Learn about the many benefits that different types of forests provide.

    Inquiry 2: What Benefits Do the World’s Forests Provide?