Author:
Hattie Osborne, Pacific Education Institute
Subject:
Environmental Science
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Level:
High School
Tags:
Climate Science, ClimeTime, Ecology, Forestry and Agriculture, Storyline
License:
Creative Commons Attribution
Language:
English

PEI SOLS HS Fire: Forest Management

PEI SOLS HS Fire: Forest Management

Overview

The students will be introduced to a historical account of global climate change and the human events that may have impacted those changes. Fire has been used by humans throughout history to modify their environment, particularly forests, for human benefit. Over time, the management of forests has changed and the result is an increase in catastrophic wildfires. This storyline explores the use of fire as a forest management tool to improve the health of forests thereby decreasing the incidence of catastrophic fires and the role fire plays in climate change.