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Jolly-Bradshaw Receive National Honor

Fire scientist Matt Jolly and meteorologist Larry Bradshaw received the Forest Service's highest award for innovation and initiative in developing an improved National Fire Danger Rating System.

Modified: Apr 09, 2018

Serra Hoagland- Owls of Mescalero

Harbingers of Change: Owls of Mescalero For the Mescalero Apache, the owl is a messen-ger.

Messengers: The Owls of Mescalero

Modified: Feb 22, 2018

Post-Fire Forest Management

Sharon Hood's research is used by the Forest Service Northern Region to determine tree mortality after the 2017 wildfire season. This work is outlined in the Post-Fire Forest Management in the Northern Region storymap.

Modified: Feb 22, 2018

Hoagland Receives Diversity Award

Congratulations to FFS Wildlife Biologist and Tribal Liaison Serra Hoagland for receiving The Wildlife
Society’s (TWS) Diversity Award. Per TWS, “The Diversity Award recognizes an individual or organization
for outstanding efforts in promoting ethnic and gender diversity in the natural resource-related professions, especially wildlife conservation and education. The award recognizes and honors promotion of and support for diversity in the workforce, academic enrollment, or organizational membership. The Diversity Award recognizes

Modified: Dec 08, 2017

Landmark Wilderness Fire Strategy Celebrates 45 Years

White Cap Study Story (video Aug 2018)

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.

Modified: Feb 22, 2018

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

Finney Interviewed on Bullet Starting Fires

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

Modified: Feb 22, 2018