The Missoula Fire Sciences Lab

Supporting research to develop a greater understanding of wildland fire

Fire, Fuel, and Smoke Science Program

Crown fire in a scots pine stand within the Chernobyl exclusion zone during a wildland fire in August 2015. Radionuclide emissions from this and other recent fires have been detected thousands of miles from Chernobyl.

The RMRS Fire, Fuel, and Smoke Science Program (FFS) conducts national and international cutting-edge work in wildland fire research. The FFS Program manages the Missoula Fire Sciences Lab.

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Applications, Data, Software, & Products

Screen display of the Fireshed Registry showing current conditions in terms of ownership, fuel composition, and buildings for Sisters, Oregon.

Browse applications and interactive products that support fire management and risk assessments.

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White Cap Wilderness Fire Study Video

White Cap Wilderness Fire Study screenshot

The 1971-1974 White Cap Wilderness Fire Study changed the Forest Service approach to wildfires from fire control to fire management.

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Burning crib at peak intensity

Browse photographs and videos that highlight our research and Fire Lab events.

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