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Category/Topic: fire


By Tom Davidson

Brian Cottam is the Utah State Forester and Director of the Utah Division of Forestry, Fire, and State Lands. He is also responsible for wildfire management on state and private lands and oversees Utah’s sovereign lands. Brian brings a diverse background and wide experience to the role, including government relations, state and local planning, economic […]

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By Tom Davidson

Jeff Whitney is the Arizona State Forester and Director of the Department of Forestry and Fire Management. Jeff’s formal education includes a BS in botany from Northern Arizona University as well as a MS in environmental resources from Arizona State University. Prior to becoming State Forester, Jeff enjoyed a 36-year career with the federal government […]

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By Tom Davidson

Vicki Christiansen is Deputy Chief for State and Private Forestry at the U.S. Forest Service in Washington, DC. Vicki started out as a wildland firefighter, which began her 26-year career with the Washington State Department of Natural Resources, including state forester both in Washington and in Arizona. On today’s show, Vicki provides career advice and […]

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