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  • 1400 Independence Ave., SW
  • Washington, D.C. 20250-0003
  • 800-832-1355
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Jessica R. Haas

800 East Beckwith
United States

Phone: 406-994-4892
Fax: 406-329-3487
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Current Research

My current research focuses on the development of decision support tools for analyzing risk of hazards to human communities and watersheds. My work is focused on three primary research areas: 1) Assessing the temporal trajectories of wildfire risk profiles. 2) The integration of models to perform multi-hazard assessments, in particular wildfire and post wildfire debris flow impacts on water quality and 3) Integrating wildfire risk assessments into the National Forest Planning process.

Research Interests

My research interests are focused on the ecological and social implications of extreme hazard events, in particular as it pertains to economic impacts on human communities and water quality. My current research is focused on using quantitative spatial techniques and computer programming to develop various risk assessment and mitigation tools


  • University of Montana, Ph.D. Candidate Forestry 2013
  • University of Montana, M.S. Resource Conservation 2010
  • University at Albany, B.A. Anthropology & Psychology 2003

Professional Experience

  • Ecologist, Rocky Mountain Research Station
    2015 - Current
  • Data Services Specialist, US Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station
    2010 - 2015
  • GIS Specialist and Cartographer, Private Consultant, Big Sky Planning
    2005 - 2011
  • Graduate Research Assistant, NTSG, University of Montana
    2008 - 2010
  • Archaeologist and spatial analyst, Private Consultant, Landmark Archaeology, Interesources Planning, BLM, US Forest Service,
    2000 - 2006

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Research Highlights


Using habitat requirements of woodpeckers to design post-fire salvage logging

Can we conduct economically-beneficial forest management while maintaining wildlife populations in recently burned forests? Study shows trade-of ...


Last updated on : 07/12/2019