Fire is an essential force that has shaped life around the globe,
but in many ecosystems today, the role of fire is severely out of balance. The
Nature Conservancy works to maintain fire’s role where it benefits people and
nature, and keep fire out of places where it is destructive. These pages
contain information and resources related to the conservation of terrestrial
ecosystems, especially those that are significantly affected by fire activity.
Fire Learning Network: This section holds
information about the FLN—a cooperative program of the Forest Service,
Department of the Interior agencies and the Conservancy—that has a
thirteen-year track record of helping to restore forests and grasslands.
Network publications as well as documents and tools produced by FLN regional
networks and landscapes are found here.
LANDFIRE: Large landscape managers in the U.S.
and its territories will find here a preview and introduction regarding mapping
and modeling resources, vegetation history, spatial data, current ecosystem
conditions, scenario planning and customizing products for your landscapes.
Contact LANDFIRE@tnc.org for
information regarding this unique partnership.
Habitat Protection and Restoration: In this
section are resources and information about integrated fire management,
fire-related training (including Prescribed Fire Training Exchanges (TREX)),
outreach and communication about fire issues, fire management resources and
information about wildland fire smoke.
Fire and Climate Change: This section links to
materials related to fire in a changing climate, including changing fire
regimes, resilience issues and carbon balance.
Fire Adapted Communities: This
section introduces FAC concepts to help people better live with fire, as well
as the Fire Adapted Communities Learning Network, which is modelled on and
complementary to the Fire Learning Network.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
about the Conservancy’s fire-related programs.