RT-130 Fire Refresher Training

2018 RT-130 Training Schedule
All training has been completed for 2018

All Wildland fire fighters must meet minimum levels of fitness requirements from the US Forest Service for the type of duties they are assigned.

  • Arduous/Pack Test – 3-mile hike with 45 pound pack in 45 minutes
  • Moderate/Field Test – 2-mile hike with 25 pound pack in 30 minutes
  • Light/Walk Test – 1 mile hike in 16 minutes

Arduous: involves field work calling for above average endurance and superior conditioning. All firefighters are required to perform arduous duty including Professional Fallers.
Moderate: involves file work requiring completed control of physical faculties and may include considerable walking, standing and lifting 25-30 pounds.
Light: involves mainly office type work with occasional field activities. Dozer, excavator and support water tender operators must pass the walk test.

Taking the Fitness test:

  • Testing will be monitored and any problems should be brought to the attention of the test monitors
  • No jogging or running is permitted
  • Test is Pass / Fail only
  • Bring your own pack
  • Packs will be weighed

For more information email nwmanage@nmi2.com
Course Prices
Pre-registration online by 3pm the day prior to course $55.00
Registration at the door (cash or check) $60.00

Montana Forest Landowner Conference

The 2018 Montana Forest Landowner Conference was held Friday, April 27, 2018.

Please check back for information regarding the 2019 Montana Forest Landowner Conference.

Northwest Management, Inc. & The Montana Forest Stewardship Foundation invite you to plan to attend the 10th Annual Landowner Conference in Helena, MT at the Radisson Colonial Hotel. The objective of the conference is to providing Montana landowners with a high quality workshop presented by professionals in the Inland Northwest.  Expert speakers at the conference have diverse backgrounds and come from industry, academic institutions, non-profits, state and Federal agencies, tribal organization and private businesses. They will speak about the diverse array of topics including tribal perspectives on forest management, wildlife, forest health, new technology, forest economics and Montana Collaboratives. The format is designed to be fun and allow plenty of time during breaks and question and answer periods to ask questions and mingle with your peers, speakers, friends and new acquaintances. Silent auction provides an opportunity to come home with some treasure and support a good cause.
Please email Gary Ellingson at nwmanageMT@nmi2.com for additional information.  Looking forward to seeing you in April!

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Foresters Forum

In 2001 Northwest Management, Inc. and Idaho Forest Associates initiated a unique conference for professional foresters targeted to promoting continuing education, ethics and pride in our profession. This annual conference has over the years grown to include valuable information and workshops for all natural resource professionals. The conference is dedicated to providing high quality workshops on new ideas, technologies, and emerging policy and professional issues.

The 18th Foresters Forum will be held on Wednesday, February 6 through Friday, February 8, 2019 at The Coeur d’Alene (Resort) in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Once again, the Forum will be dedicated to providing Inland Northwest foresters and resource professionals the opportunity to focus on their profession, learn new ideas, techniques and technologies, and share information. We are pleased to provide highly qualified and top-notch speakers from all over the nation. Over 90% of the material presented at the Forum is new, every year, and this year will be no different.

Visit the Foresters Forum webpage for more information www.forestersforum.com