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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 4,000 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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In 1967 and 1968, seven south- and east-facing units, averaging 4-ha each, in a western larch forest of northwest Montana were (1) clearcut and burned by prescribed fire or wildfire, (2) clearcut and unburned, or (3) uncut and burned by wildfire. More than 20 years of forest succession data from permanent transects show that fire...
Author(s): Raymond C. Shearer, Peter F. Stickney
Year Published: 1991
Type: Document : Technical Report or White Paper
Various studies report changes in phosphorus and nitrogen concentrations in surface waters after wildfires; however, we have found no reports which include nutrient data collected during actual wildfire activity. We had an opportunity to collect water chemistry data from several streams as a large (15,500 ha) intense firestorm...
Author(s): Craig N. Spencer, F. Richard Hauer
Year Published: 1991
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
This FEIS species review synthesizes information on the relationship of Hesperostipa spartea (porcupine grass) 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...
Author(s): Crystal J. Walkup
Year Published: 1991
Type: Document : Synthesis
This FEIS species review synthesizes information on the relationship of Canis lupus (gray wolf) 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 for...
Author(s): S. A. Snyder
Year Published: 1991
Type: Document : Synthesis
The Greater Yellowstone fires of 1988 provide an opportunity to study important distinctions between lands managed for preservation versus multiple uses. We surveyed fuel loadings, fire severity, and fire damage to extensively managed, mature forest and to intensively managed, clearcut reproduction areas. Unburned, mature forests...
Author(s): Philip N. Omi, Kostas D. Kalabokidis
Year Published: 1991
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
This FEIS species review synthesizes information on the relationship of Abies lasiocarpa, Abies lasiocarpa var. arizonica, Abies lasiocarpa var. lasiocarpa (subalpine fir, corkbark fir, subalpine fir) to fire--how fire affects the species and its habitat, and fire management considerations. Information is also provided on the...
Author(s): Ronald Uchytil
Year Published: 1991
Type: Document : Synthesis
This FEIS species review synthesizes information on the relationship of Athyrium filix-femina (lady fern) 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...
Author(s): Crystal J. Walkup
Year Published: 1991
Type: Document : Synthesis
This FEIS species review synthesizes information on the relationship of Spiraea betulifolia (white spirea) 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...
Author(s): James R. Habeck
Year Published: 1991
Type: Document : Synthesis
This FEIS species review synthesizes information on the relationship of Spartina pectinata (prairie cordgrass) 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...
Author(s): Crystal J. Walkup
Year Published: 1991
Type: Document : Synthesis
In 1967 and 1968, seven south- and east-facing units, averaging 4-ha each, in a western larch forest of northwest Montana were (1) clearcut and burned by prescribed fire or wildfire, (2) clearcut and unburned, or (3) uncut and burned by wildfire. More than 20 years of forest succession data from permanent transects show that fire...
Author(s): Raymond C. Shearer, Peter F. Stickney
Year Published: 1991
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).