US Army Corps of Engineers
AFCEC Wildland Fire Branch
Montana Institute on Ecosystems
US Naval Facilities Engineering Command
Montana Cultural Heritage and Anthropological Research Group
Center for Environmenal Health Sciences
Numerical Terradynamic Simulation Group
Restoration Ecology Lab
Human Dimensions Lab
Avian Science Center
The Center for Integrated Research on the Environment [CIRE] has been specifically designed to complete work for federal, state and tribal administrations and agencies (e.g., Department of Defense, Department of Justice, state Departments of Environmental Quality, etc.) in natural and cultural resource management. To do this CIRE will: collect and analyze data, apply environmental and cultural resource management practices, as well as implement land rehabilitation and maintenance techniques to help accomplish clients' goals.
For example, CIRE specifically assists the DoD to manage military installations and DoD public lands in accordance with environmental laws, including the Sikes Act, National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), Endangered Species Act (ESA), Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA), Clean Water Act (CWA), and Clean Air Act (CAA).
Primary Areas of Work:
- Environmental Compliance
- Natural Resources Management
- GIS and Cartographic Services
- Cultural Resources Management
- Environmental Planning
- Project Coordination and Logistics
CIRE also provides support for specific management targets, for example, DoD Projects conducted in accordance with the Legacy Resource Management Program, the DoD Integrated Natural Resources Management Plan and regional ecosystem management initiatives. CIRE applies best practices for sustainable use of land and water resources, innovative technologies, effective monitoring, education and training.