Beth Buchanan, USDA Forest Service

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Beth is the Regional Fire Ecologist for Region 8 of the US Forest Service. She is located in Virginia but works with forests across the 13-state Southern Region as well as with federal, state, NGO and university partners. She is co-lead of the Southern Blue Ridge Fire Learning Network, a successful, decade-long collaboration spanning four states, which works to reduce barriers to fire use. Additionally, she oversees the Region 8 fire effects monitoring program, and encourages managers to work together to compile data across unit boundaries in order to show successful adaptively-managed fire programs. She is a member of the Association for Fire Ecology, and three JFSP-funded knowledge exchange consortia, including CAFMS. She has Master's Degree in Ecology from The Ohio State University.