FortCollins, CO, USA — A Colorado State University professor will be honored for his work in wildland fire management this afternoon by the U.S. Department of Interior.
Douglas Rideout, a forestry economics professor, for seven years led a CSU research team that helped develop the Interagency Fire Program System. The system helps land managers estimate costs for fire management and other land managementgoals.
The National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Indian Affairs and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will recognize Rideout at the Warner College of Natural Resource’s spring faculty honors ceremony at 4:15 p.m. today.
Rideout earned a bachelor’s degree in forestry, a master’s degree in forestry management and a doctorate in forest economics at the University of Washington. His work focuses on forestry and wildland fire.
He has written a textbook about the principles of forest and environmental economics, and his research has been published in a variety of journals.
The ceremony will be held in the dean’s conference room in the Natural Resources Building.