Welcome to fire.org!

fire.org is the home page of Systems for Environmental Management, a Montana nonprofit research and educational corporation. For over 35 years we've specialized in issues concerning wildland fire planning, behavior, fuel, weather, and effects.

Here we post many of the publications and software packages we've developed in cooperation with various federal wildland fire management agencies.  All items posted on this site are in the public domain or licensed under the GNU Public License, and freely available for you to download and use.

Last Updated ( Friday, 26 October 2012 )
About SEM

SEM was founded in Missoula, MT in 1977 as a nonprofit research and educational organization. Our mission is to:

  • perform basic and applied research;
  • develop research and management tools;
  • publish supporting documentation and user guides; and
  • provide technical transfer services through publications, workshops, conferences, and the web

within the domains of

  • wildland fire planning, occurrence, and behavior;
  • wildland fuel assessment and treatment;
  • fire weather and climate analysis; and
  • fire effects, fire ecology, and Fire Regime Condition Class.
While the results of our work are freely available to all via scientific publications, informal papers, and public domain simulation and analytical software, our target clientele is the community of professional fire and land managers and planners.
Last Updated ( Friday, 26 October 2012 )
For over 3 decades SEM has fostered a strong partnership with numerous federal, state, and private agencies and programs, including:

  • Fire Aviation and Management, USDA Forest Service
  • Rocky Mountain Research Station, USDA Forest Service
  • Pacific Northwest Research Station, USDA Forest Service
  • Western Wildlands Environmental Threat Assessment Center
  • LANDFIRE Program
  • National Interagency Fuels, Fire, and Vegetation Technology Transfer (NIFTT)
  • Wildland Fire Decision Support System (WFDSS)
  • Joint Fire Sciences Project
  • National Interagency Fire Center
  • National Park Service
  • Bureau of Land Management
  • Fish and Wildlife Service
  • Bureau of Indian Affairs
  • University of Montana
  • NASA

Last Updated ( Friday, 26 October 2012 )

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