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About Tonja Opperman

Hello....I'm a full-time wildland fire professional working as a fire analyst for all federal land management agencies nationwide. I fell backwards into this line of work after earning a degree in Forestry, but haven't looked back because it's a fulfilling career that's allowed me to visit exciting places for fire assignments and meet really wonderful people in the wildland fire community. I've held wildland fire or fire ecology positions in Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona, the Bitterroot National Forest in Montana, in Christchurch New Zealand, and Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming. I help managers make good decisions about ongoing wildfires by predicting fire spread and behavior one day or several weeks out. My job involves fire science, knowing the 'art' of fire, and some computer wizardry. I currently live in Montana.

When I'm not working, I paint, run, knit, or garden. I've been painting since I was in high school, but only recently have taken the advice to paint what I love and this has made all the difference for me. I know that fire can indeed be destructive, but in the natural environment, fire means renewal, regrowth, and a diverse landscape patchwork. My art work is water-based--either pure watercolor, gouache, acrylic, or a combination. Thanks for stopping by to see my work.