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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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Evidence of fire history over the past few centuries was gathered in two areas (totaling 30,000 acres; 6000 ha) for fire management planning. Findings are some of the first detailed data for western redcedar-hemlock forests. On upland habitat types fires of variable intensities generally occurred at 50-to-150-year intervals, often...
Author(s): Stephen F. Arno, Dan H. Davis
Year Published: 1980
Type: Document : Conference Proceedings, Technical Report or White Paper
This report summarizes available information on fire as an ecological factor for forest habitat types occurring on the Lolo National Forest. The Lolo National Forest habitat types are grouped into 10 Fire Groups based primarily on fire's role in forest succession. For each Fire Group, information is presented on (1) the relationship...
Author(s): Kathleen M. Davis, Bruce D. Clayton, William C. Fischer
Year Published: 1980
Type: Document : Technical Report or White Paper
Threads of continuity ran through this excellent workshop. The workshop was characterized by an abiding interest in a common terminology, concern about scale (how large, or small, an area can be represented), the resolution of data required to make effective management decisions, recognition of the limitations of fire history...
Author(s): Robert W. Mutch
Year Published: 1980
Type: Document : Conference Proceedings, Technical Report or White Paper
Fire frequencies averaged 32 to 70 years in sagebrush-grass communities. Early spring and late fall fires are the least harmful to perennial grasses, although small plants and those with coarse stems are more tolerant of fire than large plants and those with leafy stems. Cheatgrass can be suppressed by burning in early summer, but...
Author(s): Henry A. Wright, Leon F. Neuenschwander, Carlton M. Britton
Year Published: 1979
Type: Document : Synthesis, Technical Report or White Paper
This thesis documents the fire history and assesses the role of fire in the western larch/Douglas-fir forest of the Coram Experimental Forest in northwestern Montana. Primary attention was given to the frequency, areal spread, relative severity, and effects of fires prior to the advent of active suppression efforts in order to...
Author(s): Kathy M. Sneck
Year Published: 1977
Type: Document : Dissertation or Thesis
An improved version is presented of a method previously used [see FA 40, 169]. Instructions are given for: laying out transects; gathering stand data, including documenting fire-scarred trees; sampling fire-scarred trees; laboratory analysis of tree cross-sections; correlating fire chronologies; and calculating fire frequency. The...
Author(s): Stephen F. Arno, Kathy M. Sneck
Year Published: 1977
Type: Document : Technical Report or White Paper
Presents frequencies, intensities, and influences of fire on stand structure and composition on the Bitterroot National Forest in west-central Montana. Three study areas were established, each having a wide range of elevations and forest types. Findings are based upon study of nearly 900 individual fire scars on living trees, and on...
Author(s): Stephen F. Arno
Year Published: 1976
Type: Document : Technical Report or White Paper
Contains 910 sets of forest fire ecology questions mailed to the authors by 302 land managers and scientists throughout the western United States and Canada. Questions were submitted in response to a survey of important research needs for understanding the effects of fire and fire exclusion in western coniferous forest ecosystems....
Author(s): Alan R. Taylor, Ronald N. Kickert, David H. Firmage, Mark J. Behan
Year Published: 1975
Type: Document : Technical Report or White Paper
Contains an introductory paper by the editors, and, in addition to papers separately noticed [see the next three abstracts], the following: Fire in the virgin forests of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area, Minnesota (M.L. Heinselman, 99 ref.); The importance of fire as a natural ecological factor in Itasca State Park, Minnesota (S.S....
Author(s): Miron L. Heinselman, Herbert E. Wright
Year Published: 1973
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
A series of computer programs is available to extract information from the individual Fire Reports (U.S. Forest Service Form 5100-29). The programs use a statistical technique to fit a continuous distribution to a set of sampled data. The goodness-of-fit program is applicable to data other than the fire history. Data summaries...
Author(s): Romain Mees
Year Published: 1973
Type: Document : Technical Report or White Paper

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