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Fire Research and Management Exchange System
    Find data, documents, tools, projects, programs and web pages organized by 26 subject areas, including by region.

Fire Management Today
    A clearinghouse for new techniques, technologies, and ideas in wildland firefighting, FMT provides a forum open to anyone with anything useful to share     with other wildland fire professionals.

The Nature Conservancy LANDFIRE Specific Library
    A rich body of articles, reports, manuals, websites and more from practitioners, agencies and organizations (including TNC) that use LANDFIRE products.

Tall Timbers E.V. Komarek Fire Ecology Database
    Provides access to bibliographic records in a unique, extensive collection of fire ecology and fire science literature. Although international in scope, the       database emphasizes the southeastern United States, the USA, and North America.

USGS Core Science Metadata Clearinghouse
    Search maps, data, publications, tools and software by date, title, originator or by interactive map.

Great Basin Research & Management Partnership
    Wide-ranging collection of resources and databases including links to numerous consortia, a database of experts in the field, and a map-based                   interactive site that provides location, description, and contact information for research and management projects throughout the region.

    US Forest Service Research & Development Publications online

Fire Effects Information System
    FEIS provides syntheses of information about fire effects on plants, lichens, and animals. This database was developed at the Fire Sciences Laboratory,       Missoula, Montana.

Joint Fire Science Program publications database
    Extensive collection of JFSP produced digests, briefs and synthesis covering topics ranging from fuel treatments to planning and risk.

Forest_fire_in_Almora_District_2016.jpgIrWin Webinar

IRWIN Observer and FORApp 

The National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC) and Office of Wildland Fire (OWF) provide a video presentation on the application of the Integrated Reporting of Wildland-fire Information (IRWIN) Observer and the Fire Occurrence Reporting Application (FORApp).

IRWIN provides a data exchange capability for the wildland fire community.  This capability is tasked with reducing redundant data entry, providing authoritative data and making data more accessible.  IRWIN Observer is a tool which provides access to the data in IRWIN.  Observer allows users to view data as various authoritative sources create and update wildland fire records by displaying the transactions as they occur.  Users can filter records using the map to zoom into a specific geographic area or in the search tab, a custom filter can be created and saved using any of the data elements currently in the exchange environment.  Data in Observer can be exported to a .csv file for additional analysis or reporting. 

Access to IRWIN Observer is available for members of the wildland fire community.  An account can be requested at

The Fire Occurrence Reporting Application (FORApp) is a proof of concept application for the replacement of the Individual Fire Report currently submitted through the Wildland Fire Management Information (WFMI) system. The FORApp leverages the IRWIN exchange environment to automatically populate the application with the authoritative source for each data element required in the Individual Fire Report.

The fire report is created either through upstream applications such as a CAD system or 209, or is derived using spatial data (e.g. State, County, District, Forest, Land Ownership, or Fuel Model). Once the FORApp has been populated, the designated official can easily view the data in the application, and all that is needed is a final approval to lock the data and push any changes back upstream to the contributing applications.

FORApp_IRWIN_Presentation_Transcripts_edited on 9_26_16.docx

FORApp_IRWIN_Presentation_Transcripts_edited on 9_26_16.txt




Large Wildland Fires Conference Videos, May 2014 Missoula, Mt


Fuels Treatment

A national review team reports on their findings after conducting an assessment of the effectiveness of a variety of fuel reduction projects and treatments encountered by the 2015 Canyon Creek Complex. 
This report looks at three basic questions:
  • Are forest projects being prioritized effectively?
  • Did the treatments perform as planned?
  • How can the forest improve future treatments?
The analysis and discussion presented here are put in the context of the drought and adverse weather conditions experienced during the fire event. As the team presenter Frankie Romero explains early in the video, many of the treatment areas were burned during four major growth periods experienced during the Canyon Creek Complex.  “Three of those big days occurred during that 3% of the most extreme conditions that [the nearby Fall Mountain] weather station has witnessed between 1978 and 2015.” These fuels treatments were not designed for such extreme fire behavior.  Despite the severe conditions, there are lessons learned through these findings that will be applied to improve planning and implementation for future projects across the Malheur and other forest service units.


Fuels Treatment Effectiveness, Malhuer NF, Canyon Creek Complex Presentation 06/24/16

Canyon Creek Complex Assessment Questions (mp4)





Adaptive Management Services Enterprise Team (AMSET), a U.S. Forest Service Enterprise Team, worked under direction from U.S. Forest Service Fire and Aviation Management to produce a series of videos to help provide an understanding of the agency’s Air Resource Management Program. The video series, “Minimizing Smoke Impacts of Prescribed Fire” is available on YouTube. Six separate short videos explain several aspects of the program, with the intent of informing a wide audience on the agency’s dedication and efforts related to this important issue. Topics include: How the agency addresses the air quality impacts of smoke; Why the U.S. Forest Service uses fire as a land management tool; Ways in which the agency leads in smoke management; and Basic smoke management practices.smoke.jpg

Minimizing Smoke Impacts of Prescribed Fire Part 1
Minimizing Smoke Impacts of Prescribed Fire Part 2
Minimizing Smoke Impacts of Prescribed Fire Part 3
Minimizing Smoke Impacts of Prescribed Fire Part 4
Minimizing Smoke Impacts of Prescribed Fire Part 5
Minimizing Smoke Impacts of Prescribed Fire Part 6