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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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This thesis documents the fire history and assesses the role of fire in the western larch/Douglas-fir forest of the Coram Experimental Forest in northwestern Montana. Primary attention was given to the frequency, areal spread, relative severity, and effects of fires prior to the advent of active suppression efforts in order to...
Author(s): Kathy M. Sneck
Year Published: 1977
Type: Document : Dissertation or Thesis
Toxicities of four chemical forest fire retardants, Fire-Trol 100 and 931 (ammonium sulfate or polyphosphate with an attapulgite clay thickener) and Phos-Chek 202 A and 259 (diammonium phosphate with a guar gum derivative thickener) were determined by static and flow-through toxicity tests for fry and fingerling coho salmon (...
Author(s): W. W. Johnson, H. O. Sanders
Year Published: 1977
Type: Document : Technical Report or White Paper
Equations were developed for estimating fuel loading (g/m2) of grasses, narrow-leaved forbs, broad-leaved forbs, and small woody plants common to western Montana and north Idaho. Independent variables were plant height and percentage of ground covered. R2 for the equations ranged from 0.30 to 0.91. The equations provide reasonable...
Author(s): James K. Brown, Michael A. Marsden
Year Published: 1976
Type: Document : Research Brief or Fact Sheet
Reviews current knowledge of the effects of intensive wood utilization, prescribed burning, or a combination of both treatments, on the microbial ecology of forest soils. Identifies additional research that must be done to fill voids in knowledge.
Author(s): Alan E. Harvey, Martin F. Jurgensen, Michael J. Larsen
Year Published: 1976
Type: Document : Synthesis, Technical Report or White Paper
From the text ... 'Many forest types owe their origin, perpetuation, and distinctive characteristics to fire. What may be called the normal hydrologic behavior of many forested watersheds already incorporates some effect of fire -- both natural and man-induced. Fire may have a greater effect than harvesting on peak flows, erosion,...
Author(s): H. W. Anderson
Year Published: 1976
Type: Document : Conference Proceedings
In the year following the 1961 Sleeping Child forest fire on the Bitterroot National Forest, Montana, 11 permanent transects were established within the burn. Vegetation development was recorded through 1973, but only four transects were considered indicative of seral forest succession independent of superimposed management...
Author(s): L. Jack Lyon
Year Published: 1976
Type: Document : Technical Report or White Paper
Problems being encountered in implementing fire prevention programs were explored by studying the organization for fire prevention at the Fish Lake, Uinta, and Wasatch National Forests in Utah. The study focused on role congruency in fire prevention activities and on the social and organizational obstacles to effective programs. The...
Author(s): John R. Christiansen
Year Published: 1976
Type: Document : Technical Report or White Paper
From the text ... 'The quantitative effects of the reduction in soil-water loss by evapotranspiration vary under different physiographic conditions, intensities or vegetation removal or deadening, and the kind of vegetation removed. Intense wildfire can destroy all foliar vegetation and would be expected to have the greatest impact...
Author(s): G. O. Klock, J. D. Helvey
Year Published: 1976
Type: Document : Conference Proceedings
Concentration of Na, K, Ca, Mg, and N in precipitation falling through smoke during a forest fire was 20 to 70 times greater than in normal precipitation. Climatic conditions during the Pine Creek fire in central Idaho were optimal for collecting nutrients by wet depositional processes. Hypothetically calculated nutrient inputs by...
Author(s): James L. Clayton
Year Published: 1976
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Conventional statistical techniques are used to answer the question, "What is the necessary station density for a fire danger network?" The Burning Index of the National Fire-Danger Rating System is used as an indicator of fire danger. Results are presented as station spacing in tabular form for each of six regions in the western...
Author(s): Rudy M. King, R. William Furman
Year Published: 1976
Type: Document : Technical Report or White Paper

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