Full Name
John Saltenberger
Job Title
Fire Weather Program Manager
US Fish and Wildlife Service
Speaker Bio
Meteorologist, US Department of the Interior Fish and Wildlife Service, Northwest Interagency Coordination Center, Portland, Oregon.

John began his forecasting career with the NOAA National Weather Service in California in 1985 and worked at several NWS offices in California and Oregon through 2005. In 2005, he transferred to the DOI U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service as a fire weather meteorologist at the Northwest Interagency Geographic Area Coordination Center (NWCC) in Portland. John now has 35 years of forecasting experience.

John has experience providing weather support for wildland fire managers in the United States and in Australia. As an NWS employee, John spent 17 seasons as an “Incident Meteorologist” working in the field on deployment with firefighting teams across the US. John has presented weather topics at fire behavior, fire weather and fire danger classes and workshops throughout his career. John co-published research on weather and extreme fire behavior in the National Weather Association Digest in 1991.

John is a member of the Oregon Chapter of the American Meteorological Society, the S-590 Advanced Fire Behavior Interpretation faculty, and also teaches weather topics in the wildland fire sciences program at Clackamas Community College.

John received his bachelor's degree in meteorology from San Jose State University in 1986 and completed graduate work in atmospheric science at Oregon State University from 1994 to 1996.
John Saltenberger