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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 3,600 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.

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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Post-fire environments are dynamic and complex and trends of recent fires within the Sierra mixed conifer type include uncharacteristically large areas of high vegetation burn severity.  These trends add to the complexity of opportunities and challenges for post-fire restoration efforts -  a key component of which is...
Type: Media : Webinar
Nesting woodpeckers, including the white-backed woodpecker, rely on snags for nest building. Dr. Saab talks about her work in the mid-1990s on snag management and a new GIS tool that helps map the suitability of the landscape for nesting woodpeckers of concern.
Type: Media : Video
Especially in remote, Wilderness settings, fires produce a complex array of both direct and indirect impacts to heritage resources that creates a cascade of complex research and management issues and opportunities. Over the last decade we have been working to align goals of academic research programs and...
Type: Media : Video
While many wildfires cause little damage to the land and pose few threats to fish, wildlife and people downstream, some fires create situations that require special efforts to prevent further problems after the fire. Loss of vegetation exposes soil to erosion; runoff may increase and cause flooding, sediments may move downstream and...
Type: Website : Website
Post-wildfire salvage logging is an increasingly used land management tool with poorly understood ecological consequences for understory flowering plants and their interactions with pollinators. Understanding these consequences of salvage logging is important because an essential aspect of post-wildfire forest succession involves...
Author(s): Laura J. Heil, Laura A. Burkle
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
On this website are listed some pros and cons of salvage logging to aid managers or landowners in a forest treatment decision.
Type: Website : Website
In this video, Marilyn Wildey, Hydrology Technician with the Bitterroot National Forest, describes the Burned Area Recovery Project proposed after the Bitterroot fires of 2000. This was filmed at the Bitterroot National Forest headquarters in Hamilton, MT, which was one of the stops during the Fires of 2000 field trip that was part...
Type: Media : Video
Wildfires in ponderosa pine - dominated forests of the southern Rocky Mountains are increasingly burning with a high severity component that is unprecedented in the available historical record. The ability of ponderosa pine and other co-occurring conifers (e.g., Douglas-fir, Rocky Mountain juniper, Colorado blue spruce) to...
Type: Media : Webinar
Following the 2005 School Fire that burned about 50,000 acres of forests and grasslands on the Umatilla National Forest, Washington, managers wanted to limit weed spread and soil erosion in severely burned areas. Various mulch treatments (wheat straw, wood strand, and hydromulch) were used to control erosion on steep slopes above...
Type: Media : Webinar

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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).