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Wildfire Ecology: Home

Assignment Overview

Students will need to research and find information from a minimum of three sources, re. wildfire ecology to include in an infographic.

Some questions to consider:

How do we manage wildfires (in Oregon, in Pacific Northwest, in USA)?            History of fire management in the USA         

How long after a forest fire until the ecosystem reaches climax community?       How do firefighters fight wildfires?

How does the logging industry interact with forest fire management?                  How has climate change affected modern wildfires? 

What equipment is used in fighting wildfires?                                                    What are Oregon's top 5 biggest wildfires?

What happens to Wildlife during forest fires?                                                     What are best ways to prevent forest fires?

How to proactively protect a home in an area of wildfire?                                     How to prepare a wildfire emergency kit?

Which plants in the west that seed in wildfire?

Featured Source

Graph of fires/acres burned - with a changeable timescale from NOAA

Smokey the Bear

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