History

  • Smokey Bear has his very own collector card! Learn more about his job as a wildfire prevention specialist, tools he…

    Smokey Bear Collector Card Pack

  • Learn more about the research engineers completed in 1951 about the best wood to use for baseball bats so they…

    Spotlight – Time Warp for Batter Up!

  • In 1974, Forest Service scientist Joseph V. Basile began work on a quaking aspen and elk study alongside other scientists.…

    Spotlight – Time Warp for On The Fence

  • 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

  • As you have learned in the “Where There’s Smoke, There’s Fire” Introduction section, wildland fire is an important research topic.…

    Spotlight – Time Warp for Where There’s Smoke, There’s Fire

  • The idea of protecting lands as wilderness did not happen overnight. Before the National Wilderness Preservation System was established in…

    Spotlight – Wilderness Act Timeline (Wilderness 2.0)

  • The idea of protecting lands as wilderness did not happen overnight. Before the National Wilderness Preservation System was established in…

    Spotlight – Wilderness Act Timeline (Pack to Back)

  • National forests and national grasslands are managed for all United States citizens. Parts of these forests and grasslands, however, may…

    The Lands of Time: Understanding Land Grants in New Mexico

  • This journal focuses on wildland fire. Wildland fire is any fire occurring in vegetation areas, regardless of how it was…

    Wildland Fire 2 – Vol. 13 No. 1

  • The historian in this study was interested in understanding the impact of the 1910 fires on fire policy and American…

    Fight or Light? The History and Impact of the Big Fires of 1910