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Missoula County Commissioners Visit Fire Lab

On August 30, the Missoula Fire Sciences Laboratory in Montana hosted Missoula County Commissioners Jean Curtiss, Dave Strohmaier, and Nicole Rowley, and County Chief Planning Officer Pat O’Herren. The County Commissioners were interested in learning more about the Fire Lab’s role in the community, and also about the benefits of prescribed fire in light of this year’s significant fire season in Missoula County and throughout the Northern Rockies. FFS Program Manager Colin Hardy talked about the history of the Fire Lab and the diversity of staff and duties within the FFS program.

Modified: Oct 03, 2017

Fire Lab at Western Montana Fair

Several employees of the Missoula Fire Sciences Laboratory, led by FFS Research Ecologist Sharon Hood, assisted the Lolo National Forest and the Montana Department of Natural Resources & Conservation in managing an informational booth at the Western Montana State Fair in Missoula, Montana the week of August 8. The purpose of the booth was to promote community awareness about two main parts of the National Cohesive Wildfire Management Strategy – resilient landscapes and fire-adapted communities.

Modified: Oct 03, 2017

Hollingsworth works on Lolo Peak Fire 2017

La WenHollingsworth, Spatial Fire Analyst, highlighted with her work on the Lolo Peak.

Fire Science on the Lolo Peak Fire: A look at how the team managing the Lolo Peak Fire in Montana, uses a group of fire and weather scientists, to predict short and long term fire behavior. LaWen Hollingsworth speaks on long term fire behavior.

Modified: Sep 27, 2017

Finney Interviewed on Bullet Starting Fires

Mark Finney's research on Bullet Ignition is highlighted through KCRA3 News Wildfire Coverage - Fire Danger Restrictions

Modified: Jul 26, 2017