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Landmark Wilderness Fire Strategy Celebrates 45 Years

In 1970, Forester Dave Aldrich and Fire Researcher Bob Mutch, working with Bitterroot National Forest supervisor Orville Daniels, initiated work on a revolutionary fire management plan for the White Cap drainage of the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness. Based on their field work, the team recommended and, on August 17, 1972, Chief John McGuire approved, a plan to allow fires to burn without interference in the prescribed  management area.

Modified: Oct 26, 2017

AISES Celebrates 40 Years

When the American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) was founded 40 years ago by American Indian scientists, their intent, passion and commitment was clear…substantially increase representation
of indigenous peoples of North America in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) studies and careers.

Over 25,000 individuals have been benefited as members of AISES. Today, AISES celebrates 4,000 individuals
strong, with 189 college chapters, 15 professional chapters and 158 affiliated schools that enroll more than 55,000 K-12 Native students.

Modified: Oct 26, 2017

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: Dec 06, 2017