Former US Forest Service Deputy Chief to Speak at UM

January 18, 2017

MISSOULA – Jim Hubbard, recently retired U.S. Forest Service deputy chief for state and private forestry, will speak at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31, at the University of Montana. The event, hosted in the University Center North Ballroom, is free and open to the public.

“Land treatment success today requires scale and priority,” Hubbard said. “Increasingly, this means alignment of mutual objectives through collaborative process. I’ll explore how to focus such efforts.”

Hubbard’s talk, “Crossing Boundaries: A Dialogue of Landscape Outcomes,” is sponsored by an estate gift from Mike and Mabelle Hardy to UM’s W.A. Franke College of Forestry and Conservation.

Hubbard served as deputy chief for 11 years. Prior to federal service, he was the Colorado state forester for 20 years. In addition to an emphasis on wildland fire, Hubbard was responsible for forest management and protection based on an all-lands approach.

For more information call the College of Forestry and Conservation at 406-243-5521 or email


Contact: Leana Schelvan, director of communications, UM W.A. Franke College of Forestry and Conservation, 406-243-6693,