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Crystal Beckman

Crystal Beckman

2705 Spurgin Road Missoula, MT 59804

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Address:
2705 Spurgin Road
Missoula
MT 59804
Interests:
  • Communications/outreach
  • Community Wildfire Protection Plans
  • Fire prevention education
  • Firewise Communities / Defensible space
  • Ignition-resistant home construction
  • Wildfire risk assessment
  • WUI codes and ordinances
Non-Member Affiliations:
  • Montana Dept. of Natural Resources and Conservation
  • Keep Montana Green

I work for the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC) as the Fire Prevention and Investigation Program Coordinator within the Fire and Aviation Management Bureau, Forestry Division. I am dedicated to supporting Montana’s communities to create a Fire Adapted Montana. The four program areas I work in are: (1) Homeowner and Community Risk Reduction (2) Fire Information (3) Prevention and (4) Investigation. In addition this, I also serve as Keep Montana Green’s Executive Director www.keepgreen.org.

I recently completed my Master’s in Public Administration from Montana State University and my research is focused on understanding how collective action dimensions of wildfire preparedness influence private landowner decisions regarding risk reduction behaviors on their property. I am conducting this work in partnership with the Human Dimensions Lab in the University of Montana, W. A. Franke College of Forestry, specifically with Lab Director Alex Metcalf and Master’s Candidate Alice Lubeck. I received my Bachelor’s degree from the University of Montana, College of Forestry and Conservation.

Home Ignition Zone Education and Structure Assessments

Develop, compile and house a Home Ignition Zone toolkit (community presentations, handouts and other resources) for local leaders and communities to utilize. Develop a marketing plan to promote our “Determine Your Wildfire Risk” public portal, which is available on DNRC's website at http://dnrc.mt.gov/divisions/forestry/fire-and-aviation/fire-prevention-and-preparedness/home-fire-risk. Pilot project the "Determine Your Wildfire Risk" public portal and new online home assessment program, www.samontana.org, in six communities across MT. The goal is to determine if they find the public portal and home assessment report useful.

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Wilfire Awareness Month

Montana will partner with eight other western states designating May as Wildfire Awareness Month. A Multi-State Proclamation is signed by all eight Governors. My goal is to roll out the Home Ignition Zone campaign, mentioned above in May.

Create Fire Adapted Montana - Sub-network to FAC Learning Network

More to come. We are in the initial storming and forming stages.