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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).

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The purpose of this note is to provide a starting point for discussion of fire hazard reduction treatments that meet the full range of management objectives, including budget priorities. Thoughtful design requires an understanding not only of the physical and biological outcomes, but also the costs and potential revenues of applying...
Author(s): Roger D. Fight, R. James Barbour
Year Published: 2006
Type: Document : Research Brief or Fact Sheet
The Fuel Treatment Evaluator (FTE) 3.0 is a web-based tool that simulates uneven-aged and even-aged silvicultural treatments on timberland in 12 western states. This tool simulates treatments to reduce forest fire hazard to specific target levels and identifies the volume of biomass removed, harvesting costs, and estimated biomass...
Author(s): U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
Year Published: 2006
Type: Document : Research Brief or Fact Sheet
Determining the economic effectiveness of wildfire suppression activities is complicated by difficulties in identifying the area that would have burned and the associated resource value changes had suppression resources not been employed. We developed a case study using break-even analysis for two large wildfires from the 2003 fire...
Author(s): David E. Calkin, Kevin D. Hyde, Krista M. Gebert, J. Greg Jones
Year Published: 2005
Type: Document : Research Brief or Fact Sheet
The equivalency of willingness to pay between the states of California, Florida and Montana is tested. Residents in California, Florida and Montana have an average willingness to pay of $417, $305, and $382 for prescribed burning program, and $403, $230, and $208 for mechanical fire fuel reduction program, respectively. Due to wide...
Author(s): John B. Loomis, Le Trong Hung, Armando Gonzalez-Caban
Year Published: 2005
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Almost a million tons of biomass left over after thinning designed to reduce hazardous fuels and increase tree vigor, thus decreasing susceptibility to insects and disease, could provide significant small business opportunities in the Bitterroot Valley. Researchers with the Forest Service Economics Research Work Unit and the...
Author(s): David E. Calkin
Year Published: 2005
Type: Document : Research Brief or Fact Sheet
Although the use of prescribed fire as a management tool is widespread, there is great variability and uncertainty in the treatment costs. Given specific site variables and management objectives, how much will it cost to use prescribed fire? This paper describes the FASTRACS database, a tool that has been developed to aid managers...
Author(s): Geoffrey H. Donovan
Year Published: 2004
Type: Document : Research Brief or Fact Sheet
This work was undertaken under a joint fire science project 'Assessing the need, costs, and potential benefits of prescribed fire and mechanical treatments to reduce fire hazard.' This paper compares the future mix of timber products under two treatment scenarios for the state of Montana. We developed and demonstrated an analytical...
Author(s): R. James Barbour, Roger D. Fight, Glenn A. Christensen, Guy L. Pinjuv, Rao V. Nagubadi
Year Published: 2004
Type: Document : Technical Report or White Paper
Over the past decade, an increase in larger wildland fires has converged with rapid growth in the wildland-urban interface. Suppression resources, including firefighters, equipment and money, are pressed to their limits. Attacking every fire with equal priority is not an option, as some play an essential role in keeping forests...
Author(s): David E. Calkin, Kevin D. Hyde
Year Published: 2004
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Surveys were conducted on 33 sites within National Forests in Colorado and Montana to test how forest fires affected recreation demand in the two states. Data were collected on the actual number of visits and on the intended number of visits if the area had been subject to a recent high intensity crown fire, a recent prescribed fire...
Author(s): Hayley Hesseln, John B. Loomis, Armando Gonzalez-Caban
Year Published: 2003
Type: Document : Conference Proceedings
ANNOTATION: The goal of this project is to estimate the cost of harvesting and transporting forest residues to processing centers in the northern Rocky Mountains. Regionwide estimates are to be made based on the detailed analyses of the volumes and types of forest residues available to selected individual manufacturing centers. The...
Author(s): Charles E. Keegan, Michael J. Niccolucci, Carl E. Fiedler, J. Greg Jones, Roy W. Regel
Year Published: 2002
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article

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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).