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First Name

Robert W.

Last Name

Gray

Nickname

robertwgray

Email

bobgray@shaw.ca

Title

Fire Ecologist researching fuel treatment effectiveness and effects of past wildfires

Company, Cause, Fire Dept

R.W. Gray Consulting Ltd

Why FireED Matters to You?

R.W. Gray Consulting, Ltd. specializes in the research and application of many facets of wildland fire and ecological restoration. Fire research focuses on historic fire regimes and related ecosystem structure and composition, the immediate and long-term effects of applied fire, and integrated wildland fuels management including the use of fuels to produce bioenergy. Ecological restoration focuses on elements of dry forest ecosystems, their historic fidelity and ecological integrity, and the application of restoration strategies. Wildland fire operations include the application of prescribed fire to meet specific resource management objectives. R.W. Gray has been a qualified burn boss in the U.S. and Canada since 1995. Wildland fire management includes the arenas of fuel hazard analysis and mitigation, policy, education, social acceptance, and training. Clients and collaborators include: Parks Canada, USDI Bureau of Land Management, USDA Forest Service, Canadian Forestry Service, Government of Mongolia, B.C. Ministry of Forests and Range, B.C. Ministry of Environment, State of Washington Dept. of Fish and Wildlife, The World Bank, University of British Columbia, University of Washington, University of Idaho, The Nature Conservancy (US), Nature Conservancy Canada, City of Cranbrook, City of Kimberley, Chelan County (Washington State), and numerous First Nations, industry, legal, and environmental groups. Regular contributor to CBC tv and radio and the Vancouver Sun on wildfire science and policy.