US Forest Service Research & Development
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  • US Forest Service Research & Development
  • 1400 Independence Ave., SW
  • Washington, D.C. 20250-0003
  • 800-832-1355
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Sara Brown

Sara H. Brown

Program Manager
5775 Highway 10 West
United States

Phone: 435-590-3112
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Current Research

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. 

Research Interests

I am interested in using research-based innovations to facilitate positive change in the wildland fire system.

Past Research

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


Last updated on : 08/16/2021