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 a variety of information and resources related to the conservation of terrestrial ecosystems, especially those that are significantly affected by fire activity.
Visit nature.org or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for information about the Conservancy’s fire-related programs. For specific information regarding mapping and modeling resources regarding vegetation history, current ecosystem conditions and management planning related to fire, contact LANDFIRE@tnc.org.
Large landscape managers involved in strategic planning, note the LANDFIRE section of the Fire and Landscapes. LANDFIRE is "More than Fire." It is an innovative project designed to create and periodically update comprehensive vegetation, fire and fuel characteristics data using a consistent process for the entire US. Included among the many resources are quantitative vegetation models and comprehensive ecological descriptions for all major vegetation systems in the US, and a suite of GIS tools that will help fire and resource managers utilize the products effectively. Products include peer-reviewed and field-tested research, and maps and models that can be used to support land management. E-mail TNC-LANDFIRE with your questions and comments.