As of November 2017, Lane is the “new guy” in the management and research office at CFC. Lane’s primary responsibilities include managing and creating FMR databases, collecting, managing and analyzing forest inventory data for management and research, assisting with and/or leading outreach and education events, and serving as CFC safety officer.
Lane brings with him a strong background in multidisciplinary ecological research and management of natural areas. His broad interests include western Great Lakes vegetation communities, fire ecology, dendroecological research methods, geospatial technology, ecological silviculture, and cultural resource management. Most recently, Lane was working for the U.S. Geological Survey’s New Mexico Landscapes Field Station in Santa Fe, NM as a fire history projects field lead. Prior to that, Lane was a project co-leader investigating the historical drivers of surface fire regimes in the red pine forests of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, a continuation of his Master’s thesis with the Department of Geography, Environment, and Society at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities.