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Research and Publications Database

The NRFSN research and publications database leads users to regionally relevant fire science. There are more than 2,900 documents, which have been carefully categorized by the NRFSN to highlight topics and ecosystems important in the Northern Rockies Region. Categorized resources include records from the Joint Fire Science Program (JFSP), Fire Research and Management Exchange System (FRAMES), and Fire Effects Information System (FEIS).

Note: Additional Northern Rockies fire research is available from our Webinar & Video Archive.

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Presents preliminary results of a two-year study examining the pattern of Indian fires in western Montana's lower elevation forests. Interviews and historic journals were used to reconstruct the characteristics of aboriginal burning. Fire scar data from paired stands indicate substantial differences in fire frequency between Indian...
Author(s): Stephen W. Berrett
Year Published: 1980
Type: Document : Conference Proceedings
Researchers from the USFS PNW Research Station and Case Research synthesized model projections of changes in vegetation and fire across tribal lands in the PNW. They will demonstrate how these changes will impact economically and culturally important ecosystem services and how this information can be used for adaptation planning.
Type: Media : Webinar
In this webinar, Frank Lake, Research Ecologist with the Pacific Southwest Research Station presented findings from the 2014 Crafting Solutions for Wildland and Prescribed Fires Across Tribal and Nontribal Jurisdictions workshop and the 2012 Celebrating Traditional Knowledge and Fire workshop to investigate how...
Type: Media : Webinar
In this webinar, Tamara Wall of the Desert Research Institute presented on a pilot project to gather Traditional Knowledge that will aid identifying adaptation strategies to increase resiliency to climate change in the Great Basin, an area already struggling with profound environmental challenges. This project uses a method of naïve...
Type: Media : Webinar
Part 3 of 3. How can agencies, institutions and tribal cultures communicate about issues that relate to ecology and lifeways when the terms can mean different things? Is it learning how to talk or how to listen?
Type: Media : Video
This guide was developed to help identify Culturally Peeled Trees. Culturally Peeled Trees are a specific type of Culturally Modified Tree. The term is used to describe the mostly pre-reservation practice by aboriginal or native people of 'peeling,' or removing, the bark/cambium layer of a tree for a variety of procurement and...
Author(s): Marcy Reiser, Laurie S. Huckaby
Type: Document : Technical Report or White Paper
Part 1 of a 3 part series. Elders and forest professionals discuss the traditional and contemporary uses of fire and challenges to forest management practices.
Type: Media : Video
In this presentation, Mary Huffman (The Nature Conservancy, Fire Learning Network) shares the results of her comparison of indigenous fire knowledge from 25 countries on six continents. She starts with the question, what do people around the world know about fire, and examines the traditional fire knowledge of people who have been...
Type: Media : Webinar
For thousands of years, the Salish, Pend d’Oreille, and other tribes of the Northern Rockies periodically set fire to the land, pro-foundly shaping plant and animal communities. On an available DVD, you can hear elder interviews and learn about fire ecology, the traditional use of fire by the tribes, and today's efforts to restore...
Type: Website : Website
This presentation provides background information on existing federal agency fire planning and management activities. Additionally, it discusses opportunities for how tribes and communities can coordinate with fire managers to identify values at risk and recommend mitigation actions or other treatments to reduce non-desired impacts...
Type: Media : Webinar


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These resources are compiled in partnership with the Joint Fire Science Program (JFSP), Fire Research and Management Exchange System (FRAMES), and Fire Effects Information System (FEIS).