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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 4,800 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.

Hints: By default, the Search Terms box reads and searches for terms as if there were AND operators between them. To search for one or more terms, use the OR operator. Use quotation marks around phrases or to search for exact terms. To maximize the search function, use the Search Terms box for other information (e.g. author(s), date, species of interest, additional fire topics) together with the topic, ecosystem, and/or resource type terms from the lists. Additional information is available in our documents on topics, ecosystems, and types.

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A severe outbreak of wildfire across the US Pacific Coast during August 2020 led to persistent fire activity through the end of summer. In late September, Fire Weather Outlooks predicted higher than usual fire activity into the winter in parts of California, with concomitant elevated fire danger in the Southeastern US. To help...
Author(s): Erin J. Belval, Karen C. Short, Crystal S. Stonesifer, David E. Calkin
Year Published: 2022
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Conflict in US forest management for decades centered around balancing demands from forested ecosystems, with a rise in place-based collaborative governance at the end of the twentieth century. By the early 2000s, it was becoming apparent that not only had the mix of players involved in forest management changed, but so had the...
Author(s): Courtney Schultz, Jesse Abrams, Emily Jane Davis, Anthony S. Cheng, Heidi Huber-Stearns, Cassandra Moseley
Year Published: 2022
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Forest biomass use for energy production is not only an increasingly popular renewable source of energy, but has also been proposed as a tool for forest management, which can help reduce the incidence of forest fires. Similarly, an adequate management of biomass is a cornerstone of a more circular economy. Acknowledging this triple...
Author(s): Lígia Costa Pinto, Sara Sousa, Marieta Valente
Year Published: 2022
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Wildfire activity in the western United States has been increasing since the 1970s, with many fires occurring on land managed by government agencies. Over six million acres of public lands are surrounded by private land and lack road access, making them legally inaccessible to federal and state agencies and potentially constraining...
Author(s): Bryan Leonard, Andrew J. Plantinga, Matthew J. Wibbenmeyer
Year Published: 2021
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Despite the increasing challenges wildfires are posing around the globe, and the flourishing production of high-quality wildfire scientific knowledge, the ability of fire science to impact knowledge on the ground, for people, society, economy, and the environment, in a way that facilitates change in the current wildfire management...
Author(s): Fantina Tedim, Sarah M. McCaffrey, Vittorio Leone, Carmen Vazquez-Varela, Yaella Depietri, Petra Buergelt, Raffaella Lovreglio
Year Published: 2021
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Prescribed fire is an essential management tool for restoring and maintaining the resilience of fire-dependent ecosystems. Past studies indicated that the current policy environment significantly constrained decision-making around prescribed fire (USDA & USDOI 2014). This study utilized a mixed methods approach involving spatial...
Author(s): Courtney Schultz, Cassandra Moseley, Adell L. Amos, Christopher Bone, Sarah M. McCaffrey
Year Published: 2021
Type: Document : Technical Report or White Paper
To support improved wildfire incident decision-making, in 2017 the US Forest Service (Forest Service) implemented risk-informed tools and processes, together known as Risk Management Assistance (RMA). The Forest Service is developing tools such as RMA to improve wildfire decision-making and implements these tools in complex...
Author(s): Courtney Schultz, Lauren Miller, S. Michelle Greiner, Chad Kooistra
Year Published: 2021
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Effective wildland fire management increasingly entails fostering shared stewardship of the landscape across ownership boundaries, and enacting collaborative strategies that require management responsibilities distributed among public agencies, local governments and private residents. However, promoting such shared stewardship...
Author(s): Alex W. Kirkpatrick
Year Published: 2021
Type: Document : Research Brief or Fact Sheet
Expert opinion can be a valuable tool for informed decision making. Concerning wildfire susceptibility reduction at the landscape scale, forest ecosystem experts play a key role in offering advice about appropriate fuel management practices to be applied by forest owners or their organizations, and in shaping public policies. A...
Author(s): Ana Martins, Ana Novais, José L. Santos, Maria João Canadas
Year Published: 2021
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
here is increasing discussion in the academic and agency literature, as well as popular media, about the need to address the existing deficit of beneficial fire on landscapes. One approach allowable under United States federal wildland fire policy that could help address this condition is by deliberately managing wildfire with a...
Author(s): Stephen D. Fillmore, Sarah M. McCaffrey, Alistair M. S. Smith
Year Published: 2021
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article

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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).