Elyse Doty

Elyse Doty

Wildland Firefighter

USFS LOLO NATIONAL FOREST

Elyse is wildland firefighter on an engine based out of Missoula, Montana where her crew protects forests of alpine larch and whitebark pine in the Lolo National Forest. “The right kind of fire is so important to the health of our landscapes; it can make a big difference to an ecosystem if you can get it on the ground,” she said. “I’ll get to the point in my career where I’m not just reacting to fire, but using it to make forests healthier, more resilient ecosystems.”