ALWRI welcomes Wilderness Fire Research Fellow, Clare Boerigter

Young woman dressed in a stocking cap and glasses smiles at the camera in front of a vast prairie environment

Clare Boerigter is joining ALWRI through the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) as a Wilderness Fire Research Fellow. Clare is a science writer who specializes in wildland fire. Between 2012 and 2015, she served as a wildland firefighter for the U.S. Forest Service for several years. Since then, Clare has written about fire, forestry, environmental research and more for the U.S. Forest Service’s Northern Research Station; the University of Minnesota’s Cloquet Forestry Center, St. Anthony Falls Laboratory and College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences; and the Coalition for Archaeological Synthesis. As the ALWRI Wilderness Fire Research Fellow, Clare will investigate and write about federal wilderness fire management, including the challenges, benefits and barriers to the use of prescribed fire and fire-use fires on wilderness landscapes. When she's not writing, Clare loves to nordic ski, climb, open water swim, and run long distances.

To learn more about Clare and her research, visit her profile page.