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Research and Publications Database

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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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
Seventy-three clearcuts in western larch/Douglas-fir forests of western Montana were broadcast burned over a wide range of environmental conditions for the purpose of quantifying fire characteristics and burn accomplishment. The moisture content of the upper duff, and the National Fire-Danger Rating System Buildup Index (1964) were...
Author(s): William R. Beaufait, Charles E. Hardy, William C. Fischer
Year Published: 1975
Type: Document : Technical Report or White Paper
Establishment of western larch (Larix occidentalis Nutt.) seedlings is favored by site preparation that reduces both the duff layer and the sprouting potential of competing vegetation. A cooperative study of the use of fire in silviculture in northwestern Montana provided conditions to research the effectiveness of prescribed...
Author(s): Raymond C. Shearer
Year Published: 1975
Type: Document : Technical Report or White Paper
For many years there has been much interest in moisture studies of forest fuels. The study reported here was in its 17th year when the author became involved. The study was terminated 2 years later. All data were compiled, adjusted, and analyzed; a report was prepared but not published. Continued interest in moisture content of...
Author(s): Arthur P. Brackebusch
Year Published: 1975
Type: Document : Technical Report or White Paper
Twenty-nine journals and diaries were reviewed for their vegetation descriptions of the sagebrush-grass area in an attempt to assess the relative importance of herbaceous plants and woody brush in the northern Intermountain West. The early writings suggest a pristine vegetation visual& dominated by shrubs. Stands of grass...
Author(s): Thomas R. Vale
Year Published: 1975
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
A recent large-scale study of prescribed broadcast burning in western Montana required the development of a system for inventory of clearcut logging slash furls before and after fire treatment. The system is best suited for inventorying material which tends to be oriented parallel to the ground. The inventory system uses line...
Author(s): William R. Beaufait, Michael A. Marsden, Rodney A. Norum
Year Published: 1974
Type: Document : Technical Report or White Paper
The dollar and nondollar effects of alternative levels of residue utilization in mature lodgepole pine are compared. Net dollar returns were greater in conventional logging (removal of green sawlogs to a 6-inch top, with slash piled and burned) than in near-complete harvesting (sawlog removal followed by field chipping of remaining...
Author(s): Robert E. Benson
Year Published: 1974
Type: Document : Technical Report or White Paper
Height of slash fire smoke columns, commonly thought to be a function of atmospheric conditions alone, through a series of 10-acre experimental fires is shown to be strongly related to fire intensity. By conducting intense fires, land managers can possibly burn forest debris and still maintain air quality when atmospheric conditions...
Author(s): Rodney A. Norum
Year Published: 1974
Type: Document : Technical Report or White Paper
One objective of wilderness and parkland fire ecology research is to describe the relationships between fire and unmanaged ecosystems, so that strategies can be determined that will provide a more nearly natural incidence of fire. More than 50 years of efforts directed toward exclusion of wildland fires in the Northern Rocky...
Author(s): James R. Habeck, Robert W. Mutch
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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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).