Ryan Bauer is a Plumas County native whose passion for forest health goes well beyond his job description. In his role as Plumas National Forest's Fuels and Prescribed Fire Program Manager, he has continually supported the endeavors of the Plumas County Fire Safe Council. He has been an integral member of the Feather River Stewardship Coalition, a driver behind the Plumas Underburn Cooperative, a significant resource in TREX prescribed fire events, and an unwavering advocate for Fire Safe Council projects on private and public lands. Without Ryan's support there is no question that the Fire Safe Council's accomplishments would have been harder won and more limited in scope. Ryan's personal pursuits in mountain biking, skiing, and birding compliment his understanding of the complex ecology of fire and its effect on the bigger picture of forest management and rural living.