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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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Recent changes in federal fire management policy have given fire managers increased flexibility to manage wildfires for multiple objectives. Fire managers can allow one flank of a fire to continue burning through remote backcountry, while actively suppressing another flank that threatens homes, infrastructure, or other values. Fire...
Type: Media : Video
The 1971-1974 White Cap Wilderness Fire Study initiated a change in the Forest Service approach to wildfires from fire control to fire management. This is the story about the study as told by some of the researchers, technicians, and managers during their 45th Anniversary reunion.
Type: Media : Video
Determining the effects of land management on fire regime characteristics is complicated by the interaction of several factors that vary in space and time. First, fire size and frequency are linked to climate conditions, including drought, as well as wind and temperature that define weather conditions during burning. Second,...
Type: Media : Webinar
This 20 minute presentation was given by Tim Sexton at the 3rd SW Fire Ecology Conference & 1st Applied Fire Science Workshop in Tucson, Arizona. It covers wildland fire terminology from the perspective of description, labels, and a 2009 update.
Type: Media : Video
This webinar was hosted by the Arthur Carhart National Wilderness Training Center.
Type: Media : Webinar
Carol Miller, Aldo Leopold Wilderness Research Institute; Greg Aplet, The Wilderness Society; and Dave Campbell, Retired Forest Service District Ranger/Society of Wilderness Stewardship Board Chair, presented state-of-knowledge information and select case studies on recent developments in our understanding of the complexity of...
Type: Media : Webinar
This webinar presents a preliminary framework to help make defensible decisions regarding restoration in wilderness.
Type: Media : Webinar
Since the early 1980s managers have allowed many lightning-ignited fires to burn with minimal interference in forests of the Bob Marshall Wilderness in northwestern Montana, USA. We used this active fire regime to investigate fire-effects and post-fire fuel loads, tree regeneration, and forest structure in mixed-conifer forest...
Type: Media : Seminar
This toolbox contains resources for managing fire in wilderness. It provides information on agency policy and strategies, wilderness fire planning, fire resource advisor training, research, and other references. The toolbox also includes wilderness fire management aids such as guidelines for MIST and BAER and sample forms and guides...
Type: Website : Website
The presentation shows examples and fire history from the 40+ years of Wilderness fire management in the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness as well as the Frank Church – River of no Return Wilderness focusing on what has been learned and challenges that lay ahead. Climate change as well as public engagement and education are challenges to...
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).