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Welcome to the National Forest Foundation blog. Explore the various articles to learn more about our forests and places to play.

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Forest Ecology

Citizen Science 101

If you’re tuned into the conservation community, you might have heard the term citizen science. But what exactly is citizen science?

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Eight Important Facts You Should Know About Post-Fire Restoration

Wildfire is a necessary and important part of a natural landscape, but it is undeniable that some wildfires have harsh and negative impacts on communities, water resources, outdoor recreation resources, and fish and wildlife habitat. In these cases, post-fire restoration can be crucial to prevent further damage and to spur recovery. Check out eight facts you should know about post-fire restoration.

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Why Thinning Forests Can Be Good

One tool the Forest Service uses to help reduce the risk of uncharacteristically severe wildland fires, such as the Carlton-Complex, is the thinning of densely growing forest stands. Fuels reduction efforts like this are especially effective in areas where historic management practices, including fire suppression, grazing and harvesting, caused extensive changes in forest vegetation.

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