Tracy Hmielowski, Ph.D.
Fire Information Specialist
Tallgrass Prairie & Oak Savanna Fire Science Consortium
Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies
University of Wisconsin - Madison
The Tallgrass Prairie and Oak Savanna Fire Science Consortium worked with Ray to host an online training for Behave Plus fire behavior predition modeling program. In addition to developing web content and assignments for participants to work through on their own time, Ray made himself available for one-on-one conversations with participants. We were impressed with Ray's flexibility in adapting the training to participants and to make the use of the webinar platform and felt that this training was a success. This is also reflected by our post-training survey, in which 80% of the participants said they would recommend this training to a co-worker.
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Tim Harrmann, PhD
Banded Peak Ranch Manager, Chromo, CO
Working with Smoked Goose Consulting has been a rewarding experience from start to finish. I appreciate their professionalism and comprehensive approach to prescribed burning on private lands. They use all available technologies to plan and implement projects on the ground and their communication with their customers is second to none. I would highly recommend them to other private land managers.
Bob Bale, President
Wildland Restoration International, Duxbury, MA
When WRI needed a reliable smoke modeling product for the largest prescribed burn in decades on Cape Cod, with the premier resort islands of Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard downwind, Smoked Goose was there. Their model nailed the smoke dispersement, as the real time radar and photos from the fixed-wing observer attest. Smoked Goose's customer service was as good as the model accuracy, and their credibility was critically important to get fire control approval for a large burn with such high profile visibility. Many thanks to Smoked Goose!
Chair of the National Coalition of Prescribed Fire Councils
Fire Training and Capacity Building
The Nature Conservancy, Salt Lake City, UT
I have worked with Ray since 2008 and he has added capacity and expertise to our team that we would not otherwise have. An excellent fire planner and burn boss, Ray also brings expert technical knowledge and supporting skill sets like map making, fire behavior modeling, developing smart objectives, creating holding and ignition plans, modeling smoke as well as working with air quality and permitting regulators; Ray also has the creativity and flexibility to work on unique and innovative projects. Ray is the consummate professional, fully dedicated to helping teams succeed and it is a pleasure to work with.