I'm third generation on our ranch on Little Beaver Creek at Whitepine (9 miles NW Thompson Falls).

First real involvement with weather was reporting weather and fuel moisture observation daily as a Lookout on Cougar Peak across the river from us, 1961-62 with the LOLO FOREST.

Then weather observations were critical during my career as a smokejumper and member of a Type 1 Overhead Team.

Now as a full time rancher, weather conditions are a basis for all of the management decisions.

I was recruited by John Pulaski, Northern Ag Network, in 2007 to participate with COCORAHS.

My report is submitted at 0700 daily to them.