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 15-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​ (Landscape Fire and Resource Management Planning Tools) is a shared program between the wildland fire management programs of the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service and U.S. Department of the Interior. We provide landscape scale geo-spatial products that support cross-boundary planning, management, and operations by providing agency leaders and managers with a common "all-lands" data set of vegetation and wildland fire/fuels information for strategic fire and resource management planning and analysis. The LF home website is the source of the data/tools; the Gateway site offers news and a thumbnail sketch regarding mapping and modeling resources, vegetation history, spatial data, current ecosystem conditions, scenario planning and customizing products.

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 Adap​ted 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 fire@tnc.org for more information about the Conservancy’s fire-related programs.​

 

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