July 25, 2013

Elizabeth Anderson

Elizabeth is one of the original founders of Wildland Fire Associates and is currently the Chief Operating Officer. She had a 15-year career with the US Forest Service and National Park Service.

Elizabeth started her federal career working on a helitack crew and in natural resources management. She completed a masters thesis at Dinosaur National Monument examining the effects of elevation and aspect on life fuel moisture content of Wyoming big sagebrush as it pertains to prescribed fire and wildland fire management.

Elizabeth worked in fuels management, prescribed fire and fire budget analysis for the Forest Service in Regions 2 and 3, and was a district fire management officer in New Mexico. She transferred to the National Park Service and was the first regional fire ecologist for the Intermountain Region. In this capacity she established the regional fire effects monitoring program. Elizabeth was on the national committee that established the standards and protocols for monitoring, many of which are in use today.