American Rangelands and Forests

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American Rangelands and Forests

Water Resource Plan












Associate Level Material

American Rangelands and Forests

Part 1

Choose either a rangeland or a forest of the United States and describe current federal management strategies. Explain federal efforts to manage these lands sustainably by completing the chart below.

|                                     |Rangeland or Forest Location                                           |Brief History of   |
|                                     |                                                                       |Rangeland or       |
|                                     |                                                                       |Forest             |
|Research the effects that very dry   |-What is the leading cause of fires?                                   |Month 1–3         |
|conditions have on the National       |-Assess those causes to develop an educational program.                 |                   |
|Forest.                               |-Meet with environmental researchers and facilitators to determine what|                   |
|                                     |actions are required for long term success.                             |                   |
|Develop an educational program       |- In combination with the aid of facilitators and environmental         |Month 1–3         |
|                                     |researchers develop a presentation that protects the National Forest   |                   |
|                                     |from most common causes of fires.                                       |                   |
|Implement restrictions of burning,   |-Based on the findings of the effects of the fires, select             |Month 4           |
|campfires, and use of fire arms       |restrictions, and prevention plans that best suit the causes,           |                   |
|during the dry seasons. .             |determined by the previous research data....

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