Heidi Huber-Stearns, Institute for a Sustainable Environment

Heidi Huber-Stearns

Heidi Huber-Stearns

Associate Research Professor
Director, Ecosystem Workforce Program in the Institute for a Sustainable Environment
Practice Areas: Wildfire Risk Reduction, Smoke Communication and Response, Wildland Fire Policy, Prescribed Fire Policy and Management, Environmental Governance, Natural Resource Policy

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Heidi Huber-Stearns’ work focuses on issues of environmental governance and natural resource policy. Research areas include wildland fire and prescribed fire policy and management, organizational roles in accomplishing cross-boundary wildfire risk reduction, and more recently smoke and public health communication and response. 

Recent Media: 
World Athletics and University of Oregon collaboration helps advance wildfire smoke impact research (World Athletics, July 2022)
VIDEO: World Athletics Club - World Athletics Championships Oregon 22 Day Five (World Athletics, July 19, 2022)
UO researchers seeking public input on air quality during outdoor events (KEZI-TV, May 19, 2022)
Hayward Field sensors to advance UO wildfire smoke initiative (Around the O, March 4, 2021)
Planned burns can reduce wildfire risks, but expanding use of ‘good fire’ isn’t easy (The Conversation, April 25, 2019)