The over all objective of the Rainbow Series Project is to write, publish, and distribute a series of 'state of the art' reviews of the effects of fire on fauna, flora, air, cultural resources, and soil and water (5 volumes). The Missoula Fire Lab proposes to complete the preparation of 3 volumes: Cultural Resources- Archaeology, Fauna, and Flora; and to provide for the publication of all 5 volumes. The PNW Research Station proposes to take the lead in completing the Air and the Soil and Water volumes. The Rocky Mountain Research Station has offered to oversee these regarding budget oversight, technical editing, publication, and distribution. Extensive manuscript preparation has been completed for the Fauna and Flora volumes. The Fauna volume is a solid first draft, but needs technical review and possible revision to address potential vegetation/fire interaction effects on some T&E species. Several draft chapters are completed for the Flora volume, but work needs to be completed on some geographical areas (Southeast and Northeast), and all chapters need to be reviewed. The Air volume has some material that needs to be rewritten now, and other material that has not yet been started. The Cultural Resources-Archaeology, and Soil and Water volumes remain to be written.