When most people hear the words “Grand Teton”, they conjure an image of impossibly steep mountains of rock and ice. We’re not most people. We see the Tetons and think about wildfire—how it affects the resources and assets on the landscape.
Over the last few years, Pyrologix has focused its work on applying fire science to find solutions to real land management problems. The management applications themselves are often worthy of sharing with a larger audience.
Following a severe bark beetle outbreak, the TEAMS Enterprise unit conducted a “Rapid Assessment of Management Opportunities” for the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest (BDNF). As part of that assessment, TEAMS partnered with Pyrologix to conduct a multi-resource wildfire risk assessment.
The National Interagency Fuel Technology Transfer team—NIFTT, as it was known until recently—contracted with Pyrologix to produce fuel and fire behavior modeling training materials for fire and fuel planners.