Dominique “Domo” Woodham works for Montana State University Extension in Natural Resources education. Although based in Gallatin County, the Natural Resources educator has the flexibility to travel and assist any and all Montana communities with Natural Resources Extension education, particularly in relation to wildfire and climate related outreach and education.
Domo’s particular interests are in outreach and education related to fire information, management, prevention, risk reduction, preparedness, and recovery. She spent twelve fire seasons working in various arenas of fire management for the USDA Forest Service and Bureau of Indian Affairs across the western states (Montana, California, Nevada, Arizona, & Wyoming). Domo is currently working on a MS Agriculture Education through Iowa State University, and graduated with a BS Forestry (Range Resources Management concentration) from the University of Montana (2007).
Wildfire Preparedness Kits to Improve Agricultural Sustainability
This project was made possible by a mini-grant from Western Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education.
Wildfire preparedness kits were created and distributed to help improve agricultural sustainability in rural locations across Montana. Each kit contains a: Montana Wildfire Information Directory, Improving Agricultural Sustainability Following Wildfire booklet, Fire Prevention on the Farm & Ranch brochure, How to Prepare Your Home for Wildfires brochure, Living With Fire- Homeowners Fire Safe Guide for Montana booklet, Ready, Set, Go! Montana booklet, Quick Guide for Landowners to Manage their Noxious Weeds After Fire brochure, Integrated Noxious Weeds Management After Wildfires booklet, and a pen and notebook to take notes with and develop preparedness plans.
These kits were meant to provide individuals and agricultural producers in Montana with some resources they could refer to at their leisure regarding preparing for, responding to, and recovering from wildfire. Hopefully after reading and examine the materials, they would be prompted to assess their own personal or community situation regarding wildfire preparedness, and take action which would improve landscape resiliency. Kits also included pre-stamped survey response postcards which could be returned with input regarding the usefulness of the kits, as well as suggestions for their improvement or desired additional information. Most kit contents are available online at: