The NRFSN Project Team implements activities to disseminate science and cultivate networks of managers and scientists across the Northern Rockies. The Advisory Board advises the Project Team on strategic direction, partnership opportunities, and potential activities; communicates with their respective communities about consortium activities and products; makes suggestions to improve the effectiveness of activities and products; and provides feedback on program effectiveness.

Planning Team and Staff

Charles Goebel

Charles Goebel

Principal Investigator
University of Idaho - College of Natural Resources, Dept of Forest, Rangeland, and Fire Sciences
208-885-7311
Signe Leirfallom

Signe Leirfallom

Coordinator
University of Montana - W.A. Franke College of Forestry & Conservation
406 546-4467
Cory Davis

Cory Davis

Science Communication Specialist
University of Montana - W.A. Franke College of Forestry & Conservation
406 257-3166
Monique Wynecoop

Monique Wynecoop

Fire Ecologist and Tribal Liaison
USDA FS NE WA Area Fire Ecologist, Region 6
509 684-7091
Pam Sikkink

Pam Sikkink

Fire and Fuels Science Information Specialist
USDA FS Rocky Mountain Research Station - Fire, Fuels and Smoke Program
406 829-7343
Rick Everett

Rick Everett

Co-Investigator
Salish Kootenai College - Natural Resources Department
406-275-4769
Kristen Sanders

Kristen Sanders

Co-Investigator
USFS Northern Region - Fire and Aviation
Dave McWethy

Dave McWethy

Co-Investigator
Montana State University - Dept. of Earth Sciences and Montana Institute on Ecosystems
406-994-6915
Andy Larson

Andrew Larson

Co-Investigator
University of Montana - W.A. Franke College of Forestry & Conservation
406-243-5521
Kelly Lotts

Kelly Lotts

Web Architect
University of Idaho - College of Natural Resources, Dept of Forest, Rangeland, and Fire Sciences
Vita Wright

Vita Wright

Science Delivery Specialist, former PI providing transitional support
USDA FS Pacific Northwest Research Station
406 396-5374

Advisory Board

Diane Abendroth
Fire Ecologist
Grand Teton National Park

Chris Barth
Fire Mitigation Specialist
BLM Montana State Office

Randy Brooks
Extension Forestry Specialist
University of Idaho Extension

Rick Connell
Fire Management Officer
Flathead National Forest

Chuck Mark
Forest Supervisor
Salmon-Challis National Forest

Tom Olliff
NPS IMR Chief
Landscape Conservation and Climate Change

Tim Sexton
Program Manager
Wildland Fire Management RD&A

Kim Kelly
BIA Zone Fire Ecologist
NorthwestRocky Mountain, and Alaska regions