FMAC Membership

The purpose of the Alaska Wildland Fire Coordinating Group (AWFCG) - Fire Modeling and Analysis Committee (FMAC) is to provide cohesive direction and collaborative response to address interagency needs for fire modeling and analysis within Alaska. This committee provides comprehensive integration and coordination in support of statewide data needs, analysis and modeling concepts and training/mentoring. It also provides consolidated responses to data and information requests to ensure Alaska-specific needs, anomalies, and conditions are supported in national systems. The FMAC has also been designated by the AWFCG as the Alaska liaison and point of contact for the LANDFIRE project.

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FMAC Members

(Updated April 2020)

Jennifer Barnes, NPS 
Regional Fire Ecologist

Tom St. Clair, BLM
Fuels Specialist

Christopher Friar, BLM-AFS 
Military Zone Fire Management Specialist

Nathan Lojewski (AWFCG Liaison), Chugachmiut
Forestry Manager


Chris Moore (Chair), AICC
Fire Analyst

Eric Miller, BLM - AFS
Fire Ecologist

Nate Perrine, FWS 
Fuels Technician

Bobette Rowe, USFS 
AK Fire Operations 

Lisa Saperstein, USFWS
Regional Fire Ecologist


Brian Sorbel, NPS
GIS Specialist

Larry Weddle (Vice Chair), NPS
Alaska Western Area Fire Management Officer

Dale Woitas, FWS, 
Assistant Fire Management Officer,

Robert Ziel, AFSC
Fire Analyst