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Wildland Fire Sciences & Management

Fire Sciences Minor


Prepare for a career in fire management

The Wildland Fire Sciences and Management program at the University of Montana is a unique academic program for students motivated to solve problems in wildland fire. Explore fire's role on the land, manage fire in forests, restore ecosystems, and gain employable skills - while preparing for exciting and challenging careers.

Earn a minor in Fire Sciences & Management or a bachelor's degree in Resource Conservation with a Fire Management area of study. Graduate students can specialize in fire in their master's or doctoral programs.

The Student Association of Fire Ecology and Management at the University of Montana 
The UM Student Chapter of Fire Ecology and Management meets bimonthly on Thursdays at 6 p.m. in Clapp 426. Send them an email to find out more about club activities.

The prescribed fire practicum at the University of Montana 
The Prescribed Fire Practicum (FORS 495) is a three-credit class during wintersession - students spend three weeks restoring longleaf pine with prescribed fire.

The Fire Center at the University of Montana 
The Fire Center innovates in fire science, builds tools for fire managers, and educates fire leaders. This research lab is based in the College of Forestry and Conservation.