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Research Brief Description
Fire Effects Information System (FEIS)

The Fire Effects Information System is an online collection of reviews of scientific literature about fire effects on plants and animals and about fire regimes of plant communities in the United States

Firefighter Safety

Perhaps one of the most critical decisions made by firefighters during daily fire management operations is the identification of suitable safety zones.

Fire Characteristics Chart

The Fire Characteristics Chart

National Fire Danger Rating System

U.S. National Fire Danger Rating System Development and Support

FireWorks Educational Program

FireWorks is an educational program about the science of wildland fire, designed for students in grades 1-12.

FIRESEV - Modeling and mapping fire severity

A fire severity mapping system for real time fire management application and long-term planning.

SERDP RC20-1025

Wildfire science is currently impeded by gaps between measurements, modeling, and management. This project is using integrative efforts to close those gaps.

FireBGCv2 - landscape fire model

FireBGCv2 is a computer modeling program and platform that mechanistically simulates fire, vegetation, climate, and fuels dynamics across multiple space and time scales.

FIREHARM - Fire hazard and risk model

Mapping fire hazard and risk across multiple spatial scales.

LANDFIRE Prototype - Mapping fuels

Development of the tools, protocols, methods, and data products for the National LANDFIRE Project.

Fire Whirl Research

Understanding fire whirl genesis and impacts to firefighter safety

FireWorks: Hands-on Education

Effectiveness of hands-on education in fire science using the FireWorks educational program

FuelCalc - Canopy fuel calculator and model

FuelCalc is a desktop software application for determining changes in surface and crown fuel loading after thinning, pruning, piling and/or prescribed fire.

FIREMON - Ecological inventory and monitoring

Fire Effects Monitoring and Inventory Protocol

Fire Lab Seminar Series

The Missoula Fire Sciences Laboratory presents a seminar series each year.

Wildfire Risk to Communities

Wildfire Risk to Communities provides interactive maps, charts, and resources to help communities across the United States understand, explore, and reduce wildfire risk.


The BehavePlus fire modeling system is a PC-based program that is a collection of models that describe fire behavior, fire effects, and the fire environment.

FFI: Ecological Monitoring

FFI is an ecological monitoring software application designed to assist managers with collection, storage and analysis of ecological information.

Fire Weather Alert System

The Fire Weather Alert System (FWAS) has been designed to warn on-the-ground firefighters of dangerous weather conditions in their area.

Lodgepole Pine Restoration

Using silvicultural treatments and prescribing burning to restore multi-aged lodgepole pine forests

Rifle Bullet Ignition

Rifle Bullets as Ignition Sources for Wildland Fires

A Century of Change in a Ponderosa Pine Forest

Living things change constantly, as do communities of living things. In a forest, where individual trees can live for centuries and new plants replace old plants, it is not easy to visualize the changes that occur over time.

Carrying the Fire the Pikunii Way

Video and FireWorks educational lesson about how and why the Pikunii (Blackfeet) people transported fire from one camp to another as they traveled along historical migration routes.


An overview of LANDFIRE organization, processes, and products


LANDFIRE After Action Review and Scoping In Preparation for Comprehensive Remapping

Ponderosa pine recovery after fire: A photoguide

Sometimes it is difficult to determine if a tree will live or die after fire. This project will create a photoguide to to assist forest managers and field crews in accurately assessing post-fire crown injury and recovery in ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa).

Wildland Fire Investment Planning System (WFIPS)

WFIPS system is intended to conduct risk-based analysis of fire management activities and wildfire outcomes for alternative investments in Preparedness, Hazardous Fuels, and Large Fire Suppression.

The Story Tree: A Slice of Forest History A cross section cut from the stump of a long-dead ponderosa pine reveals the history of fire in the area.
Living with Fire Educational Game Students use this program to examine the effects of weather and fuels on potential fire behavior in a ponderosa pine forest of the northern Rocky Mountains.
Imagining Fire Futures Educational Website In IMAGINING FIRE FUTURES, students in a high school or college class use model results to develop a vision of the future for Flathead County, Montana.
Fire and Invasive Plants

Characterizing Information on Fire and Invasive Plants

Animated Presentations on Forests and Fire Communicating Forest Management Science through Visualized, Animated Media Presentations
Wildfire Ignition from Exploding Targets

Tests of Wildfire Ignition from Exploding Targets

Fort Huachuca Fuel Treatments

Fort Huachuca 10-Year Fuel Treatments and Implementation Plan

Fire Management, Zambia

Fire Management and Fire Use Assessment of Eastern Province, Zambia

Wildfire Risk to Structures

Quantifying Wildfire Risk to Structures in the Island Park Sustainable Fire Community

Fire Management in Nepal

Observations and Recommendations on Fire Management in Nepal

Sharing Expertise

Sharing Expertise and Resources with Universities to Advance Wildland Fire Science

Reintroducing Fire

Mitigating old tree mortality in long-unburned, fire-dependent forests