Sara H. Brown
5775 Highway 10 West
Contact Sara H. Brown
As the Program Manager for FFS, I advocate for and work closely with the entire FFS team on a variety of innovative research-based projects.
I am interested in using research-based innovations to facilitate positive change in the wildland fire system.
I am a classically trained ecologist, with a focus on fire ecology. Before my return to the Forest Service in 2015, I was an Assistant Professor of Forestry at New Mexico Highlands University. I taught wildfire science and ecology courses, and enjoyed working on research problems in the field with students. My applied research program provided graduate and undergraduate students with opportunities to work on questions relating to fire effects, fire intensity, fuel treatment effects and understanding fire history as it applies to reintroducing appropriate fire return intervals to a variety of ecosystems.
Why This Research is Important
Fire science can--and should--assist the Forest Service in creating a more fire resillient landscape.
- University of Wyoming, Ph.D Ecology--Fire Ecology 2011
- Washington State University, M.S. Environmental Science and Regional Planning 2009
- Willamette Univeristy, Bachelor Of Science Environmental Science/Political Science 2001
- Riley, Karin L.; Steelman, Toddi ; Salicrup, Diego R. Perez; Brown, Sara . 2020. On the need for inclusivity and diversity in the wildland fire professions.
- Adams, Theodore Ted; Butler, Bret W.; Brown, Sara; Wright, Vita; Black, Anne. 2017. Bridging the divide between fire safety research and fighting fire safely: How do we convey research innovation to contribute more effectively to wildland firefighter safety.