|Harry Thomas Gisborne|
September 11, 1893|
|Died||November 9, 1949
Mann Gulch, Montana
|Institutions||United States Forest Service|
|Alma mater||University of Michigan|
|Known for||Wildfire research|
Harry Thomas Gisborne (September 11, 1893 – November 9, 1949) was an American forester who pioneered the scientific study of wildfires.
Gisborne was born in Montpelier, Vermont. After graduating with a forestry degree from the University of Michigan. After four years in the U.S. Forest Service he was assigned to head the Rocky Mountain Research Station in Missoula, Montana. Many of his studies were conducted at the Priest River Experimental Forest, just outside Priest River, Idaho. During his tenure there he developed new instruments and methods to study the start and spread of wildfires. He was the first recipient from his area to receive the USDA Superior Service Award. Gisborne died of a heart attack on November 9, 1949 while investigating the site of the Mann Gulch Fire.
- U.S. Forest Service History: Harry Gisborne
- "September 11, 1893: Forest Fire Researcher Harry Gisborne’s Birthday". Peeling Back the Bark, the Forest History Society.
- The Gisborne Era of Forest Fire Research
- Harry Thomas Gisborne Papers (University of Montana Archives)
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