Brian Watts graduated in 1992 with a Bachelor of Science in Rangeland Resources. While attending school, Brian worked as a Range Technician for the United States Forest Service constructing range improvement projects, performing grazing allotment administration, and performing wildland fire suppression duties.
Brian began his professional career as a Rangeland Management Specialist for the USFS on the Salmon-Challis National Forest (Leadore, Idaho) in 1992. In 1995 he transferred to the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest (Austin, Nevada). In 1998 Brian transferred to the Bureau of Land Management Farmington Field Office (Farmington, New Mexico). Throughout his career as a Rangeland Management Specialist (1992-2001) Brian continued to participate in Fire Management activities. In 2001, Brian became a Fuels Management Specialist for the BLM fulfilling his desire to have a career in Fire Management. In 2002, Brian accepted his current position as Fire Ecologist with the BLM's Vale District (Vale, Oregon).
Brian suggests students obtain as much knowledge and experience in a variety of natural resource fields to help them compete for jobs throughout their careers. Brian currently lives in Payette, Idaho.