FFI: Ecological Monitoring Utilities

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Read the FFI Overview (PDF).

Visit the Google Discussion Group for FFI tips and technical support.


August 2017: FFI and FFI-Lite v1.05.04.00 have been posted on the Manuals and Software page. Existing users should follow the instructions in the Upgrade Installation Instructions document available on application download page. New users should follow the installation instructions in the FFI User Guide. The major changes in v1.05.04.00 are:

  • Allow import (Append or Replace) of macro plot metadata
  • Added Photoload protocol and report/analysis
  • Added Logs - Fixed-area protocol and report/analysis
  • Updated export for FVS, FOFEM and FuelCalc
  • Added Site Index and Site Index Species on Plot Description protocol
  • Miscellaneous fixes in summary and analysis reports


FFI (FEAT/FIREMON Integrated) is an interagency plot-level monitoring software application designed to assist managers with collection, storage and analysis of ecological information. It was developed through a complementary integration of the Fire Ecology Assessment Tool (FEAT) and FIREMON. FFI is funded by the Department of the Interior and US Forest Service, and developed in cooperation with Axiom IT Solutions.

FFI Team

Agency Oversight
Nate Benson, National Park Service
MaryBeth Keifer, National Park Service
Duncan Lutes, U.S. Forest Service
Martha Isbister, National Park Service

Development Team
Marc Dousset, Axiom IT Solutions
Erik Brilz, Axiom IT Solutions
John Caratti, Caratti Analytics, LLC