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The NRFSN research and publications database leads users to regionally relevant fire science. There are nearly 4,000 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, which provides access to webinars, videos, podcasts, and seminars.

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Development of equations for predicting fuel bed depth (called "bulk depth" herein) appropriate for modeling fire behavior in slash is described. Bulk depth (y) was correlated with the expected number of 1/4-to 1-inch-diameter particle intercepts per foot of vertical plane transect (x) by regressions of the form y = a\x. Values of "...
Author(s): Frank A. Albini, James K. Brown
Year Published: 1978
Type: Document : Technical Report or White Paper
During the first 3 years after a severe wildfire in 1970, maximum concentrations of nitrate-N (NO3-N) in stream water increased from prefire levels of <0.016 to 0.$6 mg/liter on a burned, unfertilized watershed and to 0.54 and 1.47 mg/liter on two watersheds that were burned and fertilized. Maximum NO3-N concentration in the...
Author(s): A. R. Tiedemann, J. D. Helvey, T. D. Anderson
Year Published: 1978
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
ANNOTATION: Relationships between live and dead crown weight and DBH, crown length, tree height, and crown ratio are presented for 11 Rocky Mountain conifers. Also included are partitioned estimates of crown foliage and branchwood. This study shows a high correlation between DBH and crown weight.
Author(s): James K. Brown
Year Published: 1978
Type: Document : Technical Report or White Paper
In preparing a state-of-knowledge review for fire and fauna, our basic reference source was the chapter "Effects of Fire on Birds and Mammals," by J. F. Bendell (1974) in the book "Fire and Ecosystems". In addition to summarizing this 52-page paper, we added material covering invertebrates and stream fauna and attempted to recognize...
Author(s): L. Jack Lyon, Hewlette S. Crawford, Eugene Czuhai, Richard L. Fredriksen, R. F. Harlow, Louis J. Metz, Henry A. Pearson
Year Published: 1978
Type: Document : Conference Proceedings
Twenty control burns performed with a wide range of fuel loadings and moisture conditions were used to study the effectiveness of old fuel reduction under standing Douglas-fir/larch forest. This paper reports the influence of burning on nutrient retention and loss from the soil. Sixty % of the fires were successful in reducing...
Author(s): Nellie M. Stark
Year Published: 1977
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Prescribed burning under mature Larch/Douglas-fir forests produced changes in elemental uptake. Elemental analyses of individual species and existing biomass three years post-burn from hot, medium, and lightly burned sites and unburned controls showed a significant shift in species composition with burn intensity. Few species from...
Author(s): Nellie M. Stark, R. Steel
Year Published: 1977
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
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
ANNOTATION: A pre-feasibility assessment is an early stage and limited analysis of the probable risks and returns of an investment. Focused on gathering preliminary information, it helps decision makers determine if there is a basis for investing additional capital and time in the proposed project. This pre-feasibility assessment to...
Author(s): James K. Brown, J. A. Kendall Snell, David L. Bunnell
Year Published: 1977
Type: Document : Technical Report or White Paper
In an area of 21 km2 where fires have produced a mosaic of forest communities, including subalpine fir (Abies lasiocarpa), Engelman spruce (Picea engelmannii) and lodgepole pine, results from 255 track observations, 80 captures of 13 live-trapped martens, and scat analysis, over a 13 month period in 1973-1974, suggest that the...
Author(s): Gary M. Koehler, Maurice G. Hornocker
Year Published: 1977
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Guidelines are offered for safe, effective fire treatments in western larch/Douglas-fir forests. Describes procedures for estimating and limiting the scorching of tree crows. Provides a method for predicting percentage of the forest floor that will be burned down to mineral soil.
Author(s): Rodney A. Norum
Year Published: 1977
Type: Document : Research Brief or Fact Sheet

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