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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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124 results

The 1996 fire season illustrated the potential impacts of wildland fires on the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) administered lands through numerous western states. During the 1996 fire season, over six million acres burned in the United States through unplanned ignitions (wildfires). Over two million acres burned on BLM administered...
Author(s): Thomas C. Roberts
Year Published: 1999
Type: Document : Conference Proceedings
The Federal Wildland Fire Management Policy and Program Review, chartered and completed in 1995, represents the latest stage in the evolution of wildland fire management. The concept of appropriate management response is central to this policy. Through this approach, management responses are developed to reflect resource management...
Author(s): G. Thomas Zimmerman
Year Published: 1999
Type: Document : Conference Proceedings, Technical Report or White Paper
Visitors to National Forests in Colorado, Idaho, and Wyoming were asked how their visitation rates would change with the presence of a high-intensity crown fire, prescribed fire, and a 20-year-old high-intensity fire at the area they were visiting. By using pairwise t-tests, visitors to forests in Colorado showed a statistically...
Author(s): John B. Loomis, Jeffrey Englin, Armando Gonzalez-Caban
Year Published: 1999
Type: Document : Conference Proceedings, Technical Report or White Paper
National forests of the dry, interior portion of the western United States that are managed by the Department of Agriculture's Forest Service have undergone significant changes over the last century and a half, becoming much denser, with fewer large trees and many more small, tightly spaced trees and underbrush. These changes have...
Author(s): United States General Accounting Office
Year Published: 1999
Type: Document : Technical Report or White Paper
Prescribed burning costs are extremely variable, even if conditions are similar. This variability complicates planning and evaluation of prescribed burning programs and budgets, resulting in imprecise projections of their economic benefits. Evaluating the worth of prescribed burning efforts in objective terms is difficult, but the...
Author(s): Armando Gonzalez-Caban
Year Published: 1997
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Proceedings of the second biennial conference on the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.
Author(s): Jason Greenlee
Year Published: 1996
Type: Document : Conference Proceedings
ANNOTATION: This article provides several harvest cost estimation methods for forest managers. Methods discussed include elements of stump-to-truck timber harvest cost estimation methods in ecosystem restoration prescriptions. Particular attention is focused on cost estimation models for tractor and skyline systems in Montana with...
Author(s): Charles E. Keegan, Carl E. Fiedler, Fred J. Stewart
Year Published: 1995
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Water has been used to fight fire for centuries. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) relies on a fleet of over 400 water engines as its primary fire suppression technology in Great Basin fuels. Class A foam is a relatively new approach to fire suppression. The foam concentrates were introduced in the early 1980's (Schlobohm and...
Author(s): Paul M. Schlobohm
Year Published: 1994
Type: Document : Conference Proceedings, Technical Report or White Paper
Four types of economic impacts associated with the 1988 fires in and around Yellowstone National Park were studied. The park was headed for a record attendance year in 1988. Based on projections in this study, summer visitation would have increased from about 2.1 million visits in 1987 to 2.3 million in 1988 and 2.5 million in 1989...
Author(s): Paul E. Polzin, Michael S. Yuan, Ervin G. Schuster
Year Published: 1993
Type: Document : Research Brief or Fact Sheet
The 1988 Gates Park Fire, along the North Fork of the Sun River in the Bob Marshall Wilderness, provided an opportunity to explore fire effects on wilderness visitor choices. Recreation visitors along the North and South Fork drainages were interviewed to assess the effects of 1988 fires on their 1989 visits. The Gates Park fire had...
Author(s): Timothy G. Love, Alan E. Watson
Year Published: 1992
Type: Document : Research Brief or Fact Sheet


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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).