Fire Effects Monitoring and Inventory Database System (FIREMON) 2.1.1
Project Manager(s):
Principal Investigator(s):
  • Steve Sutherland
    US Forest Service, Missoula Fire Sciences Laboratory
  • Carl H. Key
    US Geological Survey
  • Larry J. Gangi
    Systems for Environmental Management
  • John F. Caratti
    Systems for Environmental Management
  • Nate C. Benson
    National Park Service
Distribution Contact(s):
Host Agency:
  • US Forest Service

Cataloging Information

  • FIREMON - Fire Effects Monitoring and Inventory Protocol
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Record Last Modified: April 17, 2023
FRAMES Record Number: 917


The Fire Effects Monitoring and Inventory System, called FIREMON (v2.1.1), integrates new and current ecological field sampling methods with remote sensing of satellite imagery to assess the effects of fire on important ecosystem components. The primary objective of FIREMON is to measure the immediate and long-term effects of a planned or unplanned fire on critical ecosystem characteristics so that fire managers can evaluate the impact of that fire on ecosystem health and integrity. This information can be used to refine fire management plans and prescriptions. This system is NOT used to document the behavior of the fire, but rather it is used to record the consequences of the fire on the landscape.

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