Peter F. Kolb has been the Montana State University Extension Forestry Specialist since 1997 and an Assistant – Associate Professor of Forest Ecology & Management at the University of Montana since 1997 and 2002 respectively. He works with the faculty of both Montana State Extension and the University of Montana College of Forestry and Conservation. He earned his PhD from the University of Idaho in forest/range ecology in 1995, his M.S. from Idaho in forest protection/silviculture in 1987, and his B.S. in forestry from Michigan State University in 1983. Prior to his employment in Montana he was a post-doctorial researcher with the College of Forestry, wildlife and Range Sciences at the University of Idaho and the Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station in Moscow, working on parameters to assess forest health on the Boise National Forest. He is currently working on several guides for forest assessment and management following catastrophic wildfire and bark beetle impacts and on the ecological sustainability of biomass harvesting in conjunction with the Bioenergy Alliance Network of the Rockies and the Northwest Advanced Renewable Alliance projects.
Role(s) in BANR: Extension task team leader, and leader of outreach and extension activities in Montana