Scientists & Staff

Erin Lane

Erin Lane

Natural Resource Specialist
271 Mast Rd.
Durham, NH, 03824
Phone: 603-393-0372

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Current Research

Erin works as the main coordinator for the USDA Northeast Climate Hub—delivering science-based information to farmers and foresters to help them adapt to the changing climate. Her passions lay in teamwork and collaborations with partners. She is also a co-founder of the North Atlantic Fire Science Exchange serving the fire community to advance the use of relevant fire science to harmonize fire management goals by bring people together and addressing challenges.

While all of her current work is aimed toward creating networks, Erin made the recent change in direction to focus on climate change after a career based in fire management. She worked for several seasons out west as a firefighter first learning about positive communications through digging line with her crew during shifts lasting all day and night and all the next day. Tremendous accomplishments were achieved due to the comradery Erin experienced on her Hot Shot Crew and she strives to develop this highly effective function with her current teams.

National Research Highlights

A diverse mix of managers and scientists join in the field to discuss and discover creative solutions for oak regeneration using prescribed fire. Erin Lane, U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service.

Fire in Oak: Bringing Together Managers and Scientists for Solutions in the Northeast

Year: 2016

The North Atlantic Fire Science Exchange brings together diverse partners to learn and work together to address the issue of regenerating oak using fire. Through multiple interactive methods of collaboration, progressive discussion and an innovative vision is emerging.

Last modified: Monday, September 22, 2014