Yellowstone Fires continued . . .
Fire as part of a natural cycle only gained some ground toward the second half of the 20th century by National Park Service and U.S. Forest Service managers when conservationist Aldo Leopold’s philosophy of fire restoration began to be embraced as integral to ecosystem management. Natural burn policies were adopted by both agencies in 1972, although the two agencies had somewhat different objectives.
We commemorated the 20th anniversary of the Yellowstone Fires with the creation of a poster that charted conservation in America. It was adopted by the National Science Teacher Association and was featured as an insert in The Science Teacher in the centerfold alongside an article bylined by Abby Dress with more information.