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Learning About Climate Change Can be Fun

On May 6, students from the Schenck Job Corps Center in Pisgah, North Carolina, traveled up the mountain  from their center to test drive a new climate change exhibit at the Cradle of Forestry, the birthplace of forestry and forest conservation

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A New Crew of Young Firefighters

by Jim Copeland, Principal at Schenck Job Corps CCC

As you read this, members of the Davidson River Initial Attack Crew are out fighting a wildfire or helping conduct a prescribed fire to reduce fuel or restore a forest ecosystem. The team of young men from across the United States

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How Forest Fires Start: Modeling Wildfire Ignitions

by Sarah Farmer, SRS Science Delivery Group

Most wildfires are started – whether accidentally or intentionally – by people. Understanding where wildfires are most likely to occur and how they can be predicted has been a major focus for U.S. Forest Service Southern Research Station (SRS) researchers

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