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Fire Ecology & Management
phone: (208) 885-6022
fax: (208) 855-6564
College of Natural Resources
University of Idaho
P.O. Box 441133
Fire Ecology & Management Program at the University of Idaho

Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities
Wildland fire ecology is one of the fastest growing fields in natural resources. According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics about 68 percent of conservation scientists and foresters, which includes range managers and fire ecologists, work for federal, state or local governments? However it's important to note that there are other opportunities nonprofit organizations, consulting and other businesses as well. Earn a position as a:
  • Fire management officer
  • Wildland fire fighter
  • Forestry or range technician
  • Forest hydrologist
  • Natural resources policy specialist
  • Wildland fuels specialist
  • Landscape and fire ecologist
  • Wildland fire extension specialists
Our graduates are working for:
  • U.S.D.A. Forest Service
  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  • The Nature Conservancy
  • Idaho Department of Lands
  • U.S.D.I. Bureau of Land Management
  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  • Bureau of Indian Affairs