Firefighting

American Forests and U.S. Forest Service Launch www.wildfirereleaf.org

Washington, D.C.-American Forests, a nonprofit conservation organization, and the USDA Forest Service have launched www.wildfirereleaf.org to help people understand wildfire, the biological role it plays in some forest ecosystems, how people and communities can reduce the threat of catastrophic wildland fire, and how they can plant trees to restore scorched areas.
The Web site educates children and adults about fire ecology, forest policy, community-based forestry, the National Fire Plan, and the build-up of small diameter trees, as well as agencies and organizations that fight wildfire. It also provides wildfire-related links and information about how homeowners living in fire-adapted ecosystems can reduce the risk of wildfire destroying their homes or communities.
For more information, visit www.wildfirereleaf.org.