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Human Dimensions Program
Rocky Mountain Research Station

800 East Beckwith Ave
Missoula, MT 59801

(406) 542-4150

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Welcome to the Human Dimensions Program

RMRS Colored LogoOur Mission: Provide scientifically rigorous research methods, knowledge, and results to improve the understanding and integration of social and economic values and effects with ecosystem processes in natural resource planning and decision-making for both public and private land management. More.


Wildfire Economics

The fire economics research team is a leader in the development and application of tools to understand the economic implication of wildfire management and wildfire risk assessment. The expected impact of the team’s research includes enhanced firefighter and public safety, reduced large fire costs, improved adoption of risk management principles, and improved design and deployment of decision support tools to inform fire and fuels management planning.


Climate Change Research

 Scientists with the Human Dimensions program are active in Climate Change Research. Dr. Linda Joyce is on several panels and committees concerned with the potential impacts of climate change on our forests and the necessary adjustments to management that such changes will demand.

Biomass Utilization



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