Center for Integrated Research on the Environment

Natural Resources | Cultural Resources | Wildland Fire

CIRE offers expert task-based execution and research in natural resource management, wildland fire operations, and cultural resource management to our Federal, Tribal, State and private-sector partners via cooperative agreements, grants and partnering opportunities.

CIRE has the personnel, research laboratories, and field equipment to support project execution and task-based research in multiple areas such as:

  • plant and wildlife physiology and management
  • threatened and endangered species management
  • forestry management
  • ecological simulation modeling
  • wildlife genetics and gene sequencing
  • tribal consultation
  • historic building surveys
  • anthropological and archaeological field-processing and curation
  • wildland fire operations, training, and planning
  • associated state-of-the-art GIS capabilities and services

CIRE draws from a broad selection of full-time professional staff, University of Montana faculty and staff, and consulting and contracted partners to form an extensive network of colleagues and collaborators worldwide.