US Forest Service Research and Development Partnerships - Rocky Mountain Research Station - RMRS - US Forest Service

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Birds and Burns Network

RMRS is leading the effort to examine fire effects on populations and habitats of wildlife in ponderosa pine forests in eight states across the western United States. Our goal is to understand the ecological consequences of fire management for wildlife in ponderosa pine forests, especially cavity-nesting birds and songbirds (and small mammals at selected locations). Funding is provided primarily by the Joint Fire Sciences Program, the National Fire Plan, and the Rocky Mountain Research Station.

Bitterroot Ecosystem Management Research Project

The Bitterroot Ecosystem Management Research Project addresses the social, biophysical, and management challenges of applying ecosystem management principles on landscapes in the Northern Rockies. Land managers are entrusted to protect species and structural diversity on these landscapes while providing commodities and other benefits to the public.

Participants include scientists from the Rocky Mountain Research Station and the University of Montana, together with managers from the Bitterroot National Forest and Northern Region.

High Elevation White Pines

Increasing mortality of high elevation white pines is an alarming reality today. The research of the High Elevation White Pines project is aimed at understanding the threats that jeopardize these pines. This research, coupled with past monitoring and experience, is contributing significantly to our ability to address such threats.

This project is a joint effort of the Rocky Mountain Research Station, the USDA Forest Service, the National Park Service and Colorado State University.


LANDFIRE, also known as the Landscape Fire and Resource Management Planning Tools Project, is a multi-year, multi-partner project producing consistent and comprehensive maps and data describing vegetation, wildland fuel, and fire regimes across the United States. It is a shared project between the wildland fire management programs of the USDA Forest Service and the U.S. Department of the Interior.

Principal project partners are the Rocky Mountain Research Station Missoula Fire Sciences Laboratory, the US Department of the Interior USGS Center for Earth Resources Observation and Science in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and the Nature Conservancy in Boulder, Colorado.

Rocky Mountain Center

The Rocky Mountain Center for Advanced Modeling of Meteorology and Smoke (RMC) has been involved in applied research and technology transfer under the leadership of the Rocky Mountain Research Station. RMC's primary objective is the continuous development and deployment of science-based computer applications for real-time delivery of fire-weather intelligence and smoke forecasts to support wildland fire operations, prescribed burns, and air-resource management in the Western USA. More.

Stream Systems Technology Center

The Stream Systems Technology Center (STREAM) is a joint national partnership between the national Watershed, Fisheries, Wildlife, Air, and Rare Plants program and the Rocky Mountain Research Station. STREAM, or the “STREAM TEAM." is a national technical center chartered to improve knowledge of stream systems and watershed hydrology, develop operational tools and technology, provide training and technical support, and identify research needs for the purpose of coordinating development of needed technology to secure favorable conditions of water flows. STREAM is affiliated with the RMRS Air, Water and Aquatics Science Program.

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