Managing Forests to Prevent Wildfires

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Sometimes the best way to prevent forest fires is to create smaller fires. Explore forest management with an activity that explains the ways that controlled burns can keep unexpected fires from running amok in the wilderness and nearby neighborhoods.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Use the lesson before a class camping trip or with an extracurricular outdoors group
  • Add to a fire safety discussion or unit
  • Encourage learners to present their public service announcement projects to their peers in a video or poster presentation
Classroom Considerations
  • Designed with Oregon forests in mind, but applicable to classrooms in any state
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  • Promotes critical and creative thinking 
  • Provides excellent tips and strategies for fire prevention
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