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.
The Wildland Fire Program at the University of Idaho is an interdisciplinary program dedicated to educating students and professionals in wildland fire; conducting high impact peer-reviewed research on the physical, ecological and social aspects of wildland fire; and sharing our knowledge and experiences to advance wildland fire science and management.
The Wildland Fire Program will be internationally recognized for wildland fire education, research, and outreach. The program will produce undergraduate students that are well-educated, lifelong learners that are capable of solving complex problems characteristic of the societies and ecosystems they will work with. Graduate students will achieve critical thinking and problem solving skills that will enable them to be prepared for both professional and academic careers. Outreach from the program will provide scientifically-based information that serves the needs of citizens of the state, region, nation and world.