Fig. 1. Modeling teams in new landscapes can avoid “reinventing the wheel” by building on the knowledge, insights, tools, and experiences of previous modeling initiatives. The SFM toolkit approach discussed in this paper is built upon this philosophy. Commonality among case studies is visualized as a wheel, where insights and modeling tools from each region (spokes) make up the toolkit to be applied to a new case study (hub). Studies represented in this diagram share some common ecological attributes (i.e., boreal forests, fire) and anthropogenic interactions with the landscape (e.g., harvesting, conservation), but differ enough in context, questions, and issues addressed to make unique contributions to the new case study.