Fire Ecology and Management (B.S.) Degree Program
Fire Ecology & Management (B.S.) Degree ProgramThe University of Idaho has been recognized for more than 30 years as a national leader in teaching fire ecology, conducting fire research and educating practicing fire professionals. Graduates of our Fire Ecology and Management Program will be positioned as leaders in fuels management, fire prevention, fire suppression, fire management and related fields. You'll benefit from the expertise of faculty in both programs of Forest Resources and Rangeland Ecology and Management, who jointly administer this degree.
As a fire professional, you may:
- Provide ecological support for fire suppression and forest and rangeland restoration activities
- Assist with the silvicultural and rangeland management plans for fuels reduction projects
- Inform policy makers about the effects of fire on other natural resources
- Conduct prescribed burning in shrublands and forests for a range of habitat management, silvicultural and watershed goals
- Inform policy makers and the public about the ecological role of wildfire
- Apply specialized analytical and technical tools to wildland fire management plans
In the only bachelor’s degree program in the nation emphasizing wildland fire, you will learn about fire ecology and management of forests and rangelands. You will assess the risks of fire hazard and explore the science behind fire suppression. Your experiences will include developing real life proposals for prescribed burns and fuel treatments in the prescribed burning laboratory.
Moscow, Idaho, is the ideal base camp for anyone who loves nature and adventure. We are just minutes away from world-class fishing, hiking, camping, hunting, white-water rafting, kayaking, rock climbing, skiing and snowboarding. This is such a beautiful place; it’s both relaxing and fun. Spend your college years and career exploring the outdoors, the mountains, fields, rivers and lakes. There’s no better place to prepare for a career studying and preserving the great outdoors than the University of Idaho’s College of Natural Resources.
Fire Ecology and Management Students Make the World Their Classroom
While their peers took a break from their studies, 12 students in the University of Idaho Wildland Fire Program spent their spring break lighting fires. More
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"Through the fire program, it's been useful to learn about fire history, policy and behavior and then to be able to take that to the lab and write a prescribed burning plan using both the pre-burn field sampling data and fire behavior models."
- Samantha Arneberg
Fire Ecology & Management '09; Forest Resources '09