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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 4,000 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.

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The 2012 fire season has already resulted in more fire-caused evacuations than many recent years.  This webinar will review traditional and contemporary aspects of evacuation planning. Traditional topics to be covered include warning and response, traffic management, contingency planning, and vulnerable populations....
Type: Media : Webinar
Community wildfire protection plans have been described as ‘one of the most successful tools’ for addressing wildland fire management in the WUI.  Jakes shares findings from two recently completed studies of CWPPs, one identifying best management practices for developing a CWPP, and the second investigating whether CWPPs make a...
Type: Media : Webinar
Wildfire and home safety myths and beliefs are put to the test. Wildfire expert Pat Durland determines truth or bunk to questions we all have, drawing upon his long career as a smoke jumper, wildland firefighter, policy maker, insurance consultant, and wildland fire educator.
Type: Media : Webinar
In the American West, wildfire risk to life and property is accelerating as a result of development trends favoring the region’s Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI). Moreover, extended droughts, unseasonably warm temperatures, and other climate-induced impacts are influencing the frequency and size of wildfires. In response, a number of...
Type: Media : Webinar
WiRē (Wildfire Research) is an interdisciplinary research collaboration focused on homeowner wildfire risk mitigation and community wildfire adaptedness. This group seeks to improve the bridge between use-inspired research and on-the-ground programs, management, and policy. Research is supported by the U.S. Interagency National Fire...
Type: Website : Website
Wind-driven firebrand showers are a major cause of structural ignition in Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI) fires. To address this problem, a new firebrand research area targeted on quantifying structure vulnerabilities to wind-driven firebrand showers has been developed. This type of firebrand research was never possible prior to the...
Type: Media : Webinar
A growing body of wildfire research indicates that populations will support or enact different programs, policies and planning approaches to better “live with wildfire.” This presentation builds on one existing conceptual approach for characterizing local socio-ecological conditions that influence how and why populations might adapt...
Type: Media : Webinar
Firewise Virtual Workshop: Understanding How Embers Ignite Roofs in a Wildland Fire and How to Make Your Roof More Survivable
Type: Media : Video
This is the second video in a series of three. "Applying the WiRē Approach" delves into the WiRē Team process of pairing social data from residents living in the wildland urban interface with parcel-level wildfire risk data. Using this community-specific data, the WiRē Team works with local wildfire professionals to understand how...
Type: Media : Video
NOTE: Technical difficulties during this webinar. Skip to 11:50 to start. Chris Dicus provides an introduction to the common problems encountered in managing WUI landscapes, and provides a framework for how to address some of these problems.
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).