WFM RD&A Mentee Program
Brian Maier, a Forest Service Sub-Regional Fire Analyst for Region 6 worked with the Wildland Fire Management RD&A for a 2 week mentee assignment June 17th-29th. Brian is a qualified Geospatial Analyst (GSAN) and Long Term Analyst Trainee (LTANt). While working with us Brian provided fire behavior support to the East Peak and East Fork fires in the Rocky Mountain area. He also assisted with multiple projects including: a comparison of potential future weather forecasts with current forecasts for fire behavior modeling in the Wildland Fire Decision Support System (WFDSS), tracking fires to be included and excluded in model validation, and review of the Rocky Mountain Center Website. He also made several suggestions on items that may improve WFDSS now and in the future. Brian was a valuable addition to the WFM RD&A program and his works and efforts were highly valued.