Burning Ambitions

Live and study in one of world’s premier locations for fire science. Montana’s only academic program in wildland fire, the Fire Sciences and Management minor combines academic and practical skills to prepare you for careers in fire-related natural resource management and  graduate school. You’ll explore fire's role on the land, manage fire in forests, restore ecosystems, help people learn to live with fire and gain employable skills — all while preparing for exciting and challenging careers in a field of growing importance to society.


faculty are engaged in fire research, spanning ecology, policy, wildlife, forestry and human systems


students have taken classes in fire ecology and management in the past five years


acres of forests and grasslands restored through fire by students in the Prescribed Fire Practicum course


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