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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).

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On August 29, 1985, 73 firefighters were forced into safety zones, where they took refuge in their fire shelters for 1 to 2 hours while a very severe crown fire burned over them. The incident took place on the Butte Fire on the Salmon National Forest in Idaho. Five firefighters were hospitalized overnight for heat exhaustion, smoke...
Author(s): Richard C. Rothermel, Robert W. Mutch
Year Published: 1985
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
This conceptual model of early seral shrub succession following clearcutting and broadcast burning synthesizes ideas from previous research and modeling approaches into a simple diagrammatic model of the critical successional influences and processes. Illustrative examples are drawn from observations...
Author(s): Penelope Morgan, Leon F. Neuenschwander
Year Published: 1985
Type: Document : Conference Proceedings, Technical Report or White Paper
This report reviews the Long Tom Fire Complex. The review team identified 11 issues and provided alternatives for them to reduce suppression costs, improve suppression efficiency, and minimize resource impacts on future large fires in the Salmon River area.
Author(s): Jerry Monesmith, Dick Flannelly, Bert Strom, Jim Lawrence
Year Published: 1985
Type: Document : Management or Planning Document
The objective of thesis was to summarize 80 years of changes associated with several cutting regimes in the Lick Creek Drainage. The Lick Creek Drainage was first selectively cut in 1906, followed by several commercial and precommercial thinnings occurring in the late 1950's through the early 1980's. Permanent...
Author(s): James P. Menakis
Year Published: 1985
Type: Document : Dissertation or Thesis
Frequency of resprouting and number of newly established seedlings of antelope bitterbrush were sampled on sites burned by prescribed burns and wildfires 3 to 10 years previously to determine the effect of habitat type, growth form, and season of the burn on bitterbrush. Significant differences in resprouting response occurred among...
Author(s): Stephen C. Bunting, Leon F. Neuenschwander, George E. Gruell
Year Published: 1985
Type: Document : Conference Proceedings, Technical Report or White Paper
Visitors to the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness, MT, were asked about their knowledge of fire effects and attitudes toward fire management in wilderness settings. In comparison to a similar 1971 study, visitors were more knowledgeable about fire effects and more supportive of fire management rather than fire suppression. About half the...
Author(s): Stephen F. McCool, George H. Stankey
Year Published: 1985
Type: Document : Technical Report or White Paper
Tree population size structures and dispersion patterns were studied using stem maps in three old-growth western hemlock (Tsuga heterophylla Sarg.)—western redcedar (Thuja plicata Donn.) stands in the Rocky Mountains of northern Idaho and adjacent Washington. The two species were codominant in one stand, hemlock dominated the second...
Author(s): David Turner, Eldon H. Franz
Year Published: 1985
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
The historical importance of fire was investigated on the upper Swan Valley winter white-tailed deer range in northwestern Montana. The relatively recent impacts of logging on winter range quality were also included in these studies. Fire exclusion has led to successional development of once open-canopied mature seral forests, and...
Author(s): June D. Freedman, James R. Habeck
Year Published: 1985
Type: Document : Conference Proceedings, Technical Report or White Paper
Water yield and sediment production almost always increase after wildfire has destroyed vegetative cover. The value of water generally is not as much appreciated in the water-rich northern Rocky Mountains as it is elsewhere. Increased water yield becomes economically beneficial, however, when its potential for consumptive and...
Author(s): Donald F. Potts, David L. Peterson, Hans R. Zuuring
Year Published: 1985
Type: Document : Technical Report or White Paper
Much of the nearly 7 million acres (2.86 million ha) of aspen in the western United States is seral to conifers. Also, most aspen stands are old, in excess of 60 years. Proper treatment of these aspen forests will retain the aspen and can produce optimum wildlife habitat. Optimally, all age and size classes of aspen should be...
Author(s): Norbert V. DeByle
Year Published: 1985
Type: Document : Conference Proceedings

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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).