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Research and Publications Database

The NRFSN research and publications database leads users to regionally relevant fire science. There are nearly 4,000 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, which provides access to webinars, videos, podcasts, and seminars.

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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Ambient soil temperatures were measured every four weeks from May 1986 to November 1986 at three depths under the organic forest floor in ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa Lawson & C. Lawson) forests in three stand types subjected to periodic prescribed burning. Temperatures at the organic layer – soil surface interface in...
Author(s): David R. Weise, Stephen S. Sackett, Sally M. Haase, Nels Johnson
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Fuel treatments are designed with multiple management goals, including improving suppression capacity and restoring the historical structure of dry forests. Fuelbreaks are a class of fuel treatment that remove fuels within a wide strip of land, with an overarching objective to reduce fire behavior and provide safe access for...
Author(s): Maureen C. Kennedy, Morris C. Johnson, Kendra Fallon, Deborah Mayer
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
The Mill Fire, which burned in north-western California during the summer of 2012, provided a unique research opportunity when firefighters implemented a backfiring operation to limit wildfire growth. This backfire was ignited and burned through research plots from a long-term study designed to determine the effects of tree density...
Author(s): Jainwei Zhang, Kaelyn A. Finley, Eric E. Knapp
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Predicting water suppression requirements and its impacts on firefighting strategies and logistics within the urban environment has been the subject of many previous studies, however the same level of research has yet to be applied in the realm of wildfire suppression. To work towards addressing this knowledge gap, this paper...
Author(s): Greg Penney, Daryoush Habibi, Marcus Cattani, Murray Carter
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Over recent decades, increases in substantial tree mortality events have coincided with severe drought and bark beetle outbreak. This has prompted forest managers to find treatments that enhance resistance to disturbances. Variable density thinning is an alternative management method intended to increase spatial heterogeneity, with...
Author(s): Jeffrey M. Kane, Alexis Bernal
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Technical Report or White Paper
Predicting the efficacy of fuel treatments aimed at reducing high severity fire in dry-mixed conifer forests in the western US is a challenging problem that has been addressed in a variety of ways using both field observations and wildfire simulation models. One way to describe the efficacy of fuel treatments is to quantify how...
Author(s): Ana M. G. Barros, Alan A. Ager, Michelle A. Day, Palaiologos Palaiologou
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
In the Intermountain region of the Western United States, most forested landscapes are fire prone and adapted to a semiarid climate. With the severity of wildfires increasing as a result of excessive fuels, land managers are concerned about forest converting to non-forest types such as shrubland or grassland. “And then when you...
Author(s): Rocky Mountain Research Station
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Research Brief or Fact Sheet
In temperate ecosystems, fire management involving prescribed burning and wildfire suppression often causes a shift in fire season from hot and dry summer conditions to cooler, moister conditions in spring or autumn. The effects of this change on seed dispersal by wind after fire are unknown. However, calmer wind conditions and...
Author(s): Bianca Dunker, C. Michael Bull, David A. Keith, Don A. Driscoll
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Wildland firefighting requires managers to make decisions in complex decision environments that hold many uncertainties; these decisions need to be adapted dynamically over time as fire behavior evolves. Models used in firefighting decisions should also have the capability to adapt to changing conditions. In this paper, detailed...
Author(s): Erin J. Belval, Yu Wei, Michael Bevers
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
We reviewed forest management in the mountainous regions of several northwestern states and California in the United States and how it has impacted current issues facing these forests. We focused on the large-scale activities like fire suppression and logging which resulted in landscape level changes. We divided the region into two...
Author(s): Iris Allen, Sophan Chhin, Jainwei Zhang
Year Published: 2019
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).