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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.

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Findings from fire history studies have increasingly indicated that many forest ecosystems in the northern Rocky Mountains were shaped by mixed-severity fire regimes, characterized by fires of variable severities at intervals averaging between about 30 and 100 years. Perhaps because mixed-severity fire regimes and their resulting...
Author(s): Stephen F. Arno, David J. Parsons, Robert E. Keane
Year Published: 2000
Type: Document : Conference Proceedings, Synthesis
Pinus albicaulis (whitebark pine) is an important tree species in subalpine forests of the Northern Rocky Mountains. Populations have been declining at unprecedented rates due to the introduction of an exotic pathogen and fire suppression. We initiated this study to evaluate historical trends in Pinus albicaulis abundance along with...
Author(s): Michael P. Murray, Stephen C. Bunting, Michael P. Murray
Year Published: 2000
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
The status of sage grouse populations and habitats has been a concern to sportsmen and biologists for >80 years. Despite management and research efforts that date to the 1930s, breeding populations of this species have declined throughout much of its range. In May 1999, the western sage grouse (C. urophasianus phaios) in...
Author(s): John W. Connelly, Michael A. Schroeder, Alan R. Sands, Clait E. Braun
Year Published: 2000
Type: Document : Management or Planning Document
Some 100 years of fire exclusion in the Interior Northwest has resulted in riparian areas dominated by dense thickets of shade-tolerant trees. If former, more open conditions could be restored, these habitats could once more support a more diverse bird community. Efforts toward this at two study sites are described.
Author(s): Colin C. Hardy, Robert E. Keane, Michael G. Harrington
Year Published: 2000
Type: Document : Conference Proceedings
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Author(s): Robert E. Keane, Stephen F. Arno
Year Published: 2000
Type: Document : Conference Proceedings
This strategy is based on the premise that sustainable resources are predicated on healthy, resilient ecosystems. In fire-adapted ecosystems, some measure of fire use-at appropriate intensity, frequency, and time of year-should be included in management strategies intended to protect and sustain watersheds, species, and other...
Author(s): Lyle Laverty, Gerald W. Williams
Year Published: 2000
Type: Document : Technical Report or White Paper
Thirty years ago the effects of timber harvest, prescribed burning, and wildfire were investigated in a western larch/Douglas-fir forest on the Flathead National Forest in western Montana. The original study was designed to investigate the effects of prescribed burning on soil physical and biological properties, and on subsequent...
Author(s): Jonalea R. Tonn, Martin F. Jurgensen, G. D. Mroz, Deborah S. Page-Dumroese
Year Published: 2000
Type: Document : Conference Proceedings
Declining whitebark pine (Pinus albicaulis) forests have necessitated development of innovative methods to restore these ecologically valuable, high elevation ecosystems. We have begun an extensive restoration study using prescribed fire and silvicultural cuttings to return native ecological processes to degenerating whitebark pine...
Author(s): Robert E. Keane, Stephen F. Arno, Catherine A. Stewart
Year Published: 2000
Type: Document : Conference Proceedings
The implementation of properly designed treatments to restore and sustain desired forest conditions in the Inland Northwest, besides moving forest stands more rapidly to an ecologically desirable and sustainable condition, can generate positive revenues from the timber to be removed. These treatments also have potential to increase...
Author(s): Charles E. Keegan, Carl E. Fiedler
Year Published: 2000
Type: Document : Technical Report or White Paper
Sustainable, ecologically-based management of pine/fir forests requires silviculturists to integrate several treatments that emulate historic disturbance processes. Restoration prescriptions typically include cleaning or heavy understory thinning, improvement cutting to reduce the proportion of firs, and modified selection cutting...
Author(s): Carl E. Fiedler
Year Published: 2000
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).