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Wilderness Fire

As some of the most pristine areas of the country---undeveloped, untrammeled, and managed to maintain native ecosystems--wilderness areas have played an invaluable role in the development of wildland fire science. Although the practice of fire suppression has excluded wildland fire from many western forests, some wilderness areas have more closely maintained their natural fire regimes. The Northern Rockies, for example, has several national parks and wilderness areas in which lightning caused fires are often allowed to freely burn with little human interference. These areas provide a tremendous opportunity for understanding the complexity of wildland fire as natural ecosystem process, and for appreciating the social factors that influence the management of wildfire for its beneficial effects. The resources listed here reflect the range of this knowledge.

Upcoming Events

None.

Webinars/Videos

White Cap Wilderness Fire Study - 45th Anniversary Video
Mar 13, 2018
Orville Daniels, Diane M. Smith, Ron Milam, Robert W. Mutch, Rick Oberheu, James K. Brown, Dave Campbell, Tim Beebe
Wilderness and Accessibility
Jan 31, 2018
Janet Zeller
Two sides of fire
Oct 24, 2017
Progress in Wilderness Fire Science: Embracing Complexity
May 26, 2016
Carol Miller, Gregory H. Aplet, Dave Campbell
Integrating wilderness character with land management planning efforts
May 2, 2012
Peter Landres, Linda Merigliano, Charlie Callagan
Rx Fire and Fire Use Lessons Learned
Jan 7, 2012
Brett Fay, Kim Soper, Rod Dykehouse, Lary Floyd, Greg Vergari, Lisa M. Elenz, Larry McCoy

Publications/Reports

2018 Potentials and limitations of remote fire monitoring in protected areas
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
João Flávio Costa dos Santos , Joyce Machado Nunes Romeiro , José Batuíra de Assis, Fillipe Tamiozzo Pereira Torres, José Marinaldo Gleriani
2017 Effects of accelerated wildfire on future fire regimes and implications for the United States federal fire policy
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Alan A. Ager, Ana M. G. Barros, Haiganoush K. Preisler, Michelle A. Day, Thomas A. Spies, John D. Bailey, John P. Bolte
2017 Black Carbon on Coarse Woody Debris in Once- and Twice-Burned Mixed-Conifer Forest
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Aspen Ward, C. Alina Cansler, Andrew J. Larson
2016 The passing of the Lolo Trail, with an introduction by Andrew J. Larson
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Elers Koch
2016 Progress in wilderness fire science: embracing complexity
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Carol Miller, Gregory H. Aplet
2016 Wilderness in the 21st Century: A framework for testing assumptions about ecological intervention in wilderness using a case study of fire ecology in the Rocky Mountains
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Cameron Naficy, Eric G. Keeling, Peter Landres, Paul F. Hessburg, Thomas T. Veblen, Anna Sala
2016 Time shows wisdom of letting some wilderness fires roam freely
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Dave Campbell, Robert W. Mutch
2016 Using risk analysis to reveal opportunities for the management of unplanned ignitions in wilderness
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Kevin M. Barnett, Carol Miller, Tyron J. Venn
2014 Northern Rockies pyrogeography: an example of fire atlas utility
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Penelope Morgan, Emily K. Heyerdahl, Carol Miller, Aaron M. Wilson, Carly E. Gibson
2014 The contribution of natural fire management to wilderness fire science
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Carol Miller
2014 From research to policy: The White Cap Wilderness Fire Study
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Diane M. Smith
2013 Response of highly valued resources and assets to wildfire within Grand Teton National Park and Bridger-Teton National Forest
Technical Report or White Paper
Joe H. Scott, Don Helmbrecht, Martha A. Williamson
2013 Latent resilience in ponderosa pine forest: effects of resumed frequent fire
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Andrew J. Larson, R. Travis Belote, C. Alina Cansler, Sean A. Parks, Matthew S. Dietz
2013 Wilderness shapes contemporary fire size distributions across landscapes of the western United States
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Sandra L. Haire, Kevin McGarigal, Carol Miller
2011 Wilderness fire management in a changing environment
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Carol Miller, John T. Abatzoglou, Timothy J. Brown, Alexandra D. Syphard
2011 Six-year post-fire mortality and health of relict ponderosa pines in the Bob Marshall Wilderness Area, Montana
Technical Report or White Paper
Signe B. Leirfallom, Robert E. Keane
2009 Mapping tradeoffs in values at risk at the interface between wilderness and non-wilderness lands
Conference Proceedings
Alan E. Watson, Roian Matt, Tim Waters, Kari Gunderson, Stephen J. Carver, Brett Davis
2008 Recreation visitor attitudes towards management-ignited prescribed fires in the Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex, Montana
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Katie Knotek, Alan E. Watson, William T. Borrie, Joshua G. Whitmore, David Turner
2008 Wildland fire use barriers and facilitators
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Anne E. Black, Martha A. Williamson, Dustin Doane
2007 CCE fire regimes and their management
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Robert E. Keane, Carl H. Key
2006 The complexity of managing fire-dependent ecosystems in wilderness: relict ponderosa pine in the Bob Marshall Wilderness
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Robert E. Keane, Stephen F. Arno, Laura J. Dickinson
2006 Understanding social influences on wilderness fire stewardship decisions
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Katie Knotek
2006 Effects of fire exclusion on forest structure and composition in unlogged ponderosa pine/Douglas-fir forests
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Eric G. Keeling, Anna Sala, Thomas H. DeLuca
2006 Frequent fire alters nitrogen transformations in ponderosa pine stands of the inland Northwest
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Thomas H. DeLuca, Anna Sala
2006 Trends in public attitudes towards the use of wildland fire
Conference Proceedings
Katie Knotek
2006 Barriers to wildland fire use: a preliminary problem analysis
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Dustin Doane, Jay O'Laughlin, Penelope Morgan, Carol Miller
2000 Wilderness fire science: a state of knowledge review
Conference Proceedings
James K. Agee
2000 Testing transferability of forest recreation demand in three intermountain states with application to forest fire effects
Conference Proceedings
John B. Loomis, Jeffrey Englin, Jared McDonald, Armando Gonzalez-Caban
1991 Some thoughts on prescribed natural fires
Technical Report or White Paper
Jack D. Cohen
1985 Visitor attitudes toward wilderness fire management policy - 1971-84
Technical Report or White Paper
Stephen F. McCool, George H. Stankey
1973 Fire-dependent forests in the Northern Rocky Mountains
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
James R. Habeck, Robert W. Mutch