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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 4,700 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 Webinars & Recorded Media Archive, which provides access to webinars, videos, podcasts, storymaps, and seminars.

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During the last 2 years, many people from numerous government agencies and private institutions compiled a scientific assessment of the natural and human resources of the Interior Columbia River Basin (Jensen and Bourgeron 1993). This assessment is meant to guide the development of a coarse-scale Environmental Impact Statement for...
Author(s): Robert E. Keane, James P. Menakis, Wendel J. Hann
Year Published: 1996
Type: Document : Management or Planning Document, Technical Report or White Paper
Data from numerous published studies were combined to estimate the costs of harvesting small trees in natural stands in the Interior Northwest of North America. This article discusses cost estimates for harvesting small trees in natural stands in the Interior Northwest of North America. The cost relationships for six harvesting...
Author(s): Colin C. Hardy
Year Published: 1996
Type: Document : Technical Report or White Paper
The effect of competition on the postfire recovery of Festuca idahoensis Elmer and Agropyron spicatum (Pursh) Scrib...
Author(s): Guillermo E. Defosse, Ronald Robberecht
Year Published: 1996
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Laboratory studies were conducted with four early life stages of fathead minnow, Pimephales promelas, to determine the acute toxicity of five firefighting chemical formulations in standardized soft and hard water. Egg, fry, 30-day posthatch, and 60-day posthatch life stages were tested with three fire retardants (Fire-Trol GTS-R,...
Author(s): M. P. Gaikowski, Steven J. Hamilton, Kevin J. Buhl, S. F. McDonald, C. H. Summers
Year Published: 1996
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
This FEIS species review synthesizes information on the relationship of Mustela vison (American mink) to fire--how fire affects the species and its habitat, and fire management considerations. Information is also provided on the species' taxonomy, distribution, basic biology, and general management. This species review can be used...
Author(s): Janet Sullivan
Year Published: 1996
Type: Document : Synthesis
The interpretation of sedimentary charcoal in lakes rests on several assumptions that concern the source are of charcoal, the timing of charcoal introduction, and the patterns of charcoal accumulation within a lake following fire. To examine empirically such assumptions, eight small lakes were sampled over a five-year period to...
Author(s): Cathy L. Whitlock, Sarah H. Millspaugh
Year Published: 1996
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
In the wake of the explosion of the 1986 space shuttle Challenger, a conventional explanation for the tragedy emerged: the economic strain on NASA caused managers to withhold information about safety violations in order to maintain the launch schedule. In her book, Diane Vaughan contradicts this conventional explanation by providing...
Author(s): Diane Vaughan
Year Published: 1996
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
This report summarizes the results of Phase II of a four phase study to examine the Federal wildland firefighting community and to improve firefighter safety. The first phase described the strengths and problem areas of the current organizational culture, and considered leadership and accountability issues, human factors, and...
Year Published: 1996
Type: Document : Technical Report or White Paper
Growing concern over sustainability of central Idaho forests has created a need to assess the health of forest stands on a relative basis. A stand hazard rating was developed as a composite of 11 individual ratings to compare the health hazards of different stands. The composite rating includes Douglas-fir beetle, mountain pine...
Author(s): Robert W. Steele, Ralph E. Williams, Julie C. Weatherby, Elizabeth D. Reinhardt, James T. Hoffman, R. W. Thier
Year Published: 1996
Type: Document : Technical Report or White Paper
There are many characterizations of wildland firefighters and their work culture. These characterizations vary across all levels of organizations, jurisdictions and types of jobs. As closely held as these perceptions are, as confident as each of us is with our own perceptions--it begs the question of what a systematic look at...
Year Published: 1996
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).