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Bitterroot Ecosystem Management Research Project

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Forestry Sciences Lab
800 E. Beckwith Ave
Missoula, Montana 59801

(406) 542-4150

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Landscape Analysis Research

Landscape Analysis ...
Forest fire
Graph of Fire Costs
  • Vegetation Simulation (SIMPPLLE)
  • Decision Modeling (MAGIS)
  • Classification of Vegetation
  • Classification of Landscapes


Predicting vegetation change and disturbance patterns for landscapes (SIMPPLLE model)
Estimating the range of natural variability in landscapes (SIMPPLLE model)
Developing treatment alternatives for landscapes that meet biological and social objectives (MAGIS model)
Estimating the outputs, effects, and costs of treatment alternatives (SIMPPLLE & MAGIS models)
Analyzing the effectiveness, resources impacts, and costs of fuel treatment alternatives for landscapes (SIMPPLLE & MAGIS models)
Working toward common vegetation classifications for use in mapping and modeling
Testing the ability to extrapolate modeling results to landscapes with similar characteristics

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