CFC grad students Ted Adams and Jena Ferrarese were awarded a scholarship last spring from Systems for Environmental Management to support their research on wildland fire and technology. The UM Foundation recently published a profile on Adams (see link on the college's Facebook page. The Foundation's annual report has Adam's full story. Both Adams and Ferrarese are working with Professor Carl Seielstad utlizing ground-based laser technology to measure and better understand fuels and tree biomass.
SEM is a Missoula-based organization specializing in issues concerning wildland fire planning, behavior, fuel, weather, and effects through software development and other research. Husband and wife team Barbara Riley and Collin Bevins founded SEM in 1977. They, along with their daughter Kelsyn Bevins, decided to support the College of Forestry and Conservation because of our record of meaningful research and our students' involvement with wildland firefighting.