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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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Fire-killed and fire-damaged timber are an important source of fiber and are becoming more important because of a decrease in the land base available for timber harvest. Forest managers need to know the causes of deterioration and degrade, the expected losses in product volume and value, and the impact of time on deterioration. This...
Author(s): Eini C. Lowell, Susan A. Willits, Robert L. Krahmer
Year Published: 1992
Type: Document : Technical Report or White Paper
A landslide is the movement of a mass of rock, earth or debris down a slope.
Author(s): David Milne Cruden
Year Published: 1991
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
An empirical model for predicting deposition of coarse-textured debris flows in confined mountain channels is developed based on field measurements of 14 debris flows in the Pacific Northwest, U.S.A. The model uses two criteria for deposition: channel slope (less than 3.5°) and tributary junction angle (greater than 70°). The model...
Author(s): Lee E. Benda, Terrance W. Cundy
Year Published: 1990
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
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Author(s): Richard A. Marston, David H. Haire
Year Published: 1990
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Forty-six debris flows in a fifth-order basin in the Oregon Coast Range, U.S.A., were studied to determine the role and significance of debris flows in sediment routing. Dating of charcoal from basal colluvium in three bedrock hollows and in one first-order channel yielded an average landslide recurrence interval of approximately...
Author(s): Lee E. Benda, Thomas Dunne
Year Published: 1987
Type: Document : Conference Proceedings
Development of natural vegetation and seeded grasses on a severely burned Douglas-fir forest area is described for the first 5 postfire years. Results are described separately for ravine and upland sites. Results of special studies of moss recovery and tree seedling distribution are also reported.
Author(s): Marilyn F. Crane, James R. Habeck, William C. Fischer
Year Published: 1984
Type: Document : Technical Report or White Paper
In early August 1961, more than 26,000 acres (10,500 ha) of upper montane and subalpine forest on the Bitterroot National Forest burned in a lightning-caused wildfire. At the time, the Sleeping Child Burn represented the single largest forest fire in the Northern Rocky Mountains in more than 20 years. Historically, large wildfires...
Author(s): L. Jack Lyon
Year Published: 1984
Type: Document : Technical Report or White Paper
Fire, geomorphic processes, and landforms interact to determine natural patterns of ecosystems over landscapes. Fire alters vegetation and soil properties which change soil and sediment movement through watersheds. Landforms affect fire behavior and form firebreaks which determine burn boundaries. Geomorphic consequences of fire in...
Author(s): Frederick J. Swanson
Year Published: 1981
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
The effects of wildfire and logging on erosion from two small catchments of the Pine Creek drainage in Idaho, USA, were investigated. One catchment was clearfelled in 1972 and a wildfire burned in the study areas in 1973. The fire was more intense on the clear felled area (estimated fuels were 90 and 10 tons/acre on felled and...
Author(s): Walter F. Megahan, D. C. Molitor
Year Published: 1975
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).