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Hardy, Colin

FFS Program Manager
Employee Role: 
Leadership, Staff
Phone Number: 
(406) 329-4978

RMRS Missoula Fire Sciences Laboratory
5775 US Hwy 10 West
Missoula, MT 59808

Photo: Colin Hardy
  • Ph.D., Forestry, University of Montana
  • M.S., Forest Resource Management, University of Washington
  • B.S., Resource Conservation, University of Montana
Personal Summary: 

Colin C. Hardy is the Program Manager for the Fire, Fuel, and Smoke Science Program, and is located at the Rocky Mountain Research Station’s Missoula Fire Sciences Laboratory (Fire Lab) in Missoula, Montana. Prior to restructuring of the Station’s organization, he was Project Leader of the Fire Behavior Research Work Unit at the Fire Lab. He has been a Research Forester with the U.S. Forest Service for almost 25 years, the first eleven years at the Pacific Northwest Research Station in Seattle, and the past fourteen years with the Rocky Mountain Research Station in Missoula. Colin's doctoral work focused on thermal infrared remote sensing of wildland fires.

Colin is a standing member of the National Wildfire Coordinating Group’s Fire Use Working Team, and he is the national, cross-Station Team leader for Core Fire Science activities within the Fire Strategic Program Area for Forest Service Research and Development.

Colin’s passions are his family and kids, and he maintains his relative sanity through skiing, hockey, running, mountaineering, and summer sports at the family cabin on Flathead Lake.


Modified: Jun 25, 2014