A JFSP Fire Science Exchange Network
Bringing People Together & Sharing Knowledge in the Northern Rockies

Project Team and Advisory Board

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


Vita Wright, Principal Investigator
USFS Rocky Mountain Research Station - Human Performance & Innovation and Organizational Learning RD&A
vita.wright@usda.gov | 406 758-3547

MoniqueWynecoop_cr.jpgMonique Wynecoop, Acting Co-Coordinator
Colville National Forest 
monique.wynecoop@usda.gov | 509 684-7091
Linda Mutch Aug 2017_cropped.jpgLinda Mutch, Co-Coordinator
National Park Service - Sierra Nevada Network
linda_mutch@nps.gov | 559 565-3174
PamSikkink_cropped.jpgPam Sikkink, Fire and Fuels Science Information Specialist
USFS Rocky Mountain Research Station - Human Dimensions and Fire, Fuels and Smoke Programs
pamelagsikkink@fs.fed.us | 406 829-7343
Mitch BurgardMitch Burgard, Co-I
USFS Rocky Mountain Research Station - Wildland Fire Management RD&A
Thomas DzombaThomas Dzomba, Co-I
USFS Rocky Mountain Research Station - Missoula Fire Sciences Laboratory
Rick EverettRick Everett, Co-I
Salish Kootenai College - Natural Resources Department
Kristen Sanders

Kristen Sanders, Co-I
USFS Northern Region - Fire and Aviation

Dave McWethyDave McWethy, Co-I
Montana State University - Dept. of Earth Sciences and Montana Institute on Ecosystems
Penny MorganPenny Morgan, Co-I
University of Idaho - College of Natural Resources
Andrew LarsonAndrew Larson, Co-I
University of Montana - W.A. College of Forestry & Conservation


Advisory Board