Chris Ketchie, M.S.
Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources
North Carolina State University
Chris started working on the wildfire project in Fall 2007 and made field visits to multiple sites in Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, and California during his two years as a Research Assistant. He conducted and assisted with wildfire manager and community group interviews, in addition to logistical support, data collection, and transcription. Chris has a BA in Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a Master’s in Forestry and Environmental Resources from North Carolina State University, with a concentration in Geographic Information Science. His Master’s research combined land use and ecological indicators to create a GIS model for assessing fire risk in the Wildland Urban Interface, and offered management recommendations for restoring fire-adapted forested ecosystems in the North Carolina Sandhills region. Chris currently works as a Policy Analyst and Community Organizer for the Southern Coalition for Social Justice in Durham, NC. He is also a founding partner of the political consulting firm DemoGeoGraphics, which provides services to local governing bodies and their elected representatives.