Carl E. Fiedler earned a PhD in forestry from the University of Minnesota. He worked as a research professor of forest management at the University of Montana for 25 years before retiring in 2007. During summers, he presented short courses on ponderosa pine management, fire, and restoration forestry throughout the West. He lives in Missoula, Montana. For him, nothing beats fishing with his brother Dave on one of Montana’s many legendary trout streams.