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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).

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Until late in the nineteenth century, magnificent ponderosa pine forests blanketed much of the inland West. They covered perhaps 30 million acres, an area the size of New York state, spreading across the mountains of New Mexico, Arizona, and California and flourishing throughout the eastern Cascades, the intermountain Pacific...
Author(s): Stephen F. Arno, Lars Ostlund, Robert E. Keane
Year Published: 2008
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Traditional ecological knowledge within specific cultural and geographical contexts was explored during an interactive session at the 8th World Wilderness Congress to identify traditional principles of sustainability. Participants analyzed the traditional knowledge contained in ten posters from Canada and...
Author(s): Nancy C. Ratner, Davin L. Holen
Year Published: 2007
Type: Document : Conference Proceedings
This article explores the economic and cultural development potential of wildland fire management for American Indian communities. Wildland fire management provides opportunities to engage in ‘‘conservation-based development’’—helping communities to strengthen their connections with the land, improve ecosystem health, stimulate...
Author(s): Kathleen Rasmussen, Michael Hibbard, Kathy Lynn
Year Published: 2007
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Wilderness areas are primarily set aside to protect natural ecosystems and processes. However, most protected areas have a long history of native peoples' land use predating their protection. The general paucity of evidence in the form of historical records, in combination with romantic views of native peoples' effects on nature,...
Author(s): Lars Ostlund, Robert E. Keane, Stephen F. Arno, R. Andersson
Year Published: 2005
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking final action on these Federal Implementation Plans (FIPs) under the Clean Air Act (CAA) for Indian reservations in Idaho, Oregon, and Washington. The FIPs put in place basic air quality regulations to protect health and welfare on Indian reservations located in the Pacific...
Author(s): U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Year Published: 2005
Type: Document : Management or Planning Document
This study focused on the role of fire both as a perceived threat and a management tool of nonindustrial private forest and tribal forest landowners or managers in two counties in northeastern Washington State. Using qualitative social research methods and a risk perception conceptual frame, we identified distinct categories of...
Author(s): Matthew S. Carroll, Patricia J. Cohn, Keith A. Blatner
Year Published: 2004
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Native American land management practices could revive the processes needed to maintain the classic ecosystems and cultural integrity of our nation parks.
Author(s): M. Kat Anderson, Michael G. Barbour
Year Published: 2003
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
This article highlights the findings of the literature on aboriginal fire from the human- and the land-centered disciplines, and suggests that the traditional knowledge of indigenous peoples be incorporated into plans for reintroducing fire to the nation's forests. Traditional knowledge represents the outcome of long experimentation...
Author(s): R.W. Kimmerer, Frank K. Lake
Year Published: 2001
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
It is now widely acknowledged that frequent low-intensity fires once structured many western forests. What is not generally recognized, however, is that most of those fires were purposefully set by native people, not started by lightning. Data from the Rocky Mountains attest to the widespread use of fire by native people, as does...
Author(s): Charles E. Kay
Year Published: 2000
Type: Document : Conference Proceedings
A fire history investigation was conducted for three forest community types in the Absaroka Mountains of Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming. Master fire chronologies were based on fire-initiated age classes and tree fire scars. The area's major forest type, lodgepole pine (Pinus contorta Dougl. var. latifolia) ecosystems, revealed a...
Author(s): Stephen W. Barrett
Year Published: 1994
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).