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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 4,700 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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Focus groups were used to gauge tolerance of smoke from broadcast prescribed forest burning in the wildland-urban interface of the northern Inland West. Focus group participants worked through issues surrounding prescribed burning as a management tool to determine if the origin of smoke made a difference in the acceptance of that...
Author(s): Brad R. Weisshaupt, Matthew S. Carroll, Keith A. Blatner, William D. Robinson, Pamela J. Jakes
Year Published: 2005
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
This is a government publication outlining the steps to wildfire preparedness in Red Lodge, MT. The key features include homeowners' associations, which lead in fuel reduction around properties; USFS recreation residences, which conduct fuel reduction projects; evacuation plans and fuel breaks; regulations; and relationships, which...
Author(s): Victoria Sturtevant, Linda E. Kruger
Year Published: 2004
Type: Document : Research Brief or Fact Sheet
Assessments of a community's vulnerability to wildfires often focus on landscape conditions or ecological factors such as forest type, age distribution, forest health, topography, or hydrology. However, vulnerability is also a function of a variety of social factors. We need to understand both the social and ecological factors that...
Author(s): Linda E. Kruger, Shruti Agrawal, Martha C. Monroe, Erika A. Lang, Kristen C. Nelson, Pamela J. Jakes, Victoria Sturtevant, Sarah M. McCaffrey, Yvonne Everett
Year Published: 2003
Type: Document : Conference Proceedings, Technical Report or White Paper
Forest Service managers and researchers designed and evaluated alternative disturbance-based fire hazard reduction/ecosystem restoration treatments in a greatly altered low-elevation ponderosa pine/Douglas-fir/western larch wildland urban interface. Collaboratively planned improvement cutting and prescribed fire treatment...
Author(s): Steve Slaughter, Laura Ward, Michael Hillis, Jimmie D. Chew, Becky McFarlan
Year Published: 2003
Type: Document : Conference Proceedings
Residential development in fire-prone wildlands is occurring at an unprecedented rate. Community-based evacuation planning in many areas is an emerging need. In this paper we present a method for using microscopic traffic simulation to develop and test neighborhood evacuation plans in the urban - wildland interface. The method...
Author(s): Thomas J. Cova, Justin P. Johnson
Year Published: 2002
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Wildland-urban interface (W-UI) fires are a significant concern for federal, state, and local land management and fire agencies. Research using modeling, experiments, and W-UI case studies indicates that home ignitability during wildland fires depends on the characteristics of the home and its immediate surroundings. These findings...
Author(s): Jack D. Cohen
Year Published: 2000
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
The varied topics presented in these symposium proceedings represent the diverse nature of the Bitterroot Ecosystem Management Research Project (BEMRP). Separated into six sections, the papers cover the different themes researched by BEMRP collaborators as well as brief overviews of five other ecosystem management projects. The...
Author(s): Helen Y. Smith
Year Published: 2000
Type: Document : Conference Proceedings
The essence of the wildland/urban interface fire problem is the loss of homes. The problem is not new, but is becoming increasingly important as more homes with inadequate adherence to safety codes are built at the wildland/urban interface. Current regulatory codes are inflexible. Specifications for building and site characteristics...
Author(s): Jack D. Cohen
Year Published: 1991
Type: Document : Conference Proceedings, Technical Report or White Paper
Includes 25 invited papers and panel discussions, 6 workshop reports, and 15 poster papers that focus on the escalating problem of wildfire in wildland residential areas throughout the western United States and Canada.
Author(s): William C. Fischer, Stephen F. Arno
Year Published: 1988
Type: Document : Conference Proceedings, Technical Report or White Paper
Understanding the detailed physical and social context surrounding wildfire and WUI fire fatalities is crucial in terms of ensuring effective emergency management policy and practice. Studies of fatalities over prolonged periods ensure changing trends in vulnerabilities and exposure are identified (e.g., Haynes et al. 2010; Molina-...
Author(s): Katharine Haynes, Karen C. Short, Gavriil Xanthopoulos, Domingos Xavier Viegas, Luís M. Ribeiro, Raphaele M. Blanchi
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).