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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).

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Over the past 30 years, the cost of wildfire suppression and homes lost to wildfire in the US have increased dramatically, driven in part by the expansion of the wildland–urban interface (WUI), where buildings and wildland vegetation meet. In response, the wildfire management community has devoted substantial effort to better...
Author(s): H. Anu Kramer, Miranda H. Mockrin, Patricia M. Alexandre, Susan I. Stewart, Volker C. Radeloff
Year Published: 2018
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Under the Firewise USA™ national recognition program, residents living in the wildland–urban interface have been taking action to reduce the wildfre hazards around the exterior of their homes and in the three home ignition zones on their properties (fg. 1). Both kinds of measures have been part of the national Firewise USA™...
Author(s): Cathy Prudhomme
Year Published: 2018
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Human-started fires represent the vast majority of wildfires in Mediterranean countries. The current expansion of human settlements into fire-prone territories has led to the creation of landscapes where anthropogenic developments merge with wildland areas. In this context, understanding the role of distance from built-up areas in...
Author(s): Leone D. Mancini, Mario Elia, Anna Barbati, Luca Salvati, Piermaria Corona, Raffaele Lafortezza, Giovanni Sanesi
Year Published: 2018
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Sustainable fire management has eluded all industrial societies. Given the growing number and magnitude of wildfire events, prescribed fire is being increasingly promoted as the key to reducing wildfire risk. However, smoke from prescribed fires can adversely affect public health. We propose that the application of air quality...
Author(s): David M. J. S. Bowman, Lori D. Daniels, Fay H. Johnston, Grant J. Williamson, William Matt Jolly, Sheryl Magzamen, Ana G. Rappold, Michael Brauer, Sarah B. Henderson
Year Published: 2018
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Preferred fuel treatment strategies (FTSs) were determined for two public forests in Flathead County, Montana, for the period 2010–59 using a multiple-objective evaluation method that accounts for future residential development in the WUI and climate change. Three fuel management objectives were used to evaluate and rank FTSs:...
Author(s): Tony Prato, Travis B. Paveglio
Year Published: 2018
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Disturbances such as wildfire are important features of forested landscapes. The trajectory of changes following wildfires (often referred to as landscape recovery) continues to be an important research topic among ecologists and wildfire scientists. However, the landscape recovery process also has important social dimensions that...
Author(s): Chad Kooistra, Troy E. Hall, Travis B. Paveglio, Michael Pickering
Year Published: 2018
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
The wildland-urban interface (WUI) is the area where houses and wildland vegetation meet or intermingle, and where wildfire problems are most pronounced. Here we report that the WUI in the United States grew rapidly from 1990 to 2010 in terms of both number of new houses (from 30.8 to 43.4 million; 41% growth) and land area (from...
Author(s): Volker C. Radeloff, David P. Helmers, Heather A. Kramer, Miranda H. Mockrin, Patricia M. Alexandre, Avi Bar-Massada, Van Butsic, Todd J. Hawbaker, Sebastian Martinuzzi, Alexandra D. Syphard, Susan I. Stewart
Year Published: 2018
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Large outdoor fires present a risk to the built environment. Wildfires that spread into communities, referred to as Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI) fires, have destroyed communities throughout the world, and are an emerging problem in fire safety science. Other examples are large urban fires including those that have occurred after...
Author(s): Sam Manzello, Raphaele M. Blanchi, Michael J. Gollner, Daniel J. Gorham, Sara S. McAllister, Elsa Pastor, Eulalia Planas, Pedro Reszka, Sayaka Suzuki
Year Published: 2018
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Absher and Vaske conducted a mail survey of rural landowners in heavily forested counties along the Front Range of Colorado. They asked questions designed to measure respondents’ trust in (1) the information that the Forest Service provided regarding forest fires, and (2) the agency’s competency in responding to fires and conducting...
Author(s): Josh McDaniel
Year Published: 2018
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Large outdoor fires present a risk to the built environment. Examples often in the international media reports are wildfires that spread into communities, referred to as Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI) fires. WUI fires have destroyed communities throughout the world and are a growing problem in fire safety science. Other examples are...
Author(s): Sam Manzello, Sara S. McAllister, Sayaka Suzuki
Year Published: 2018
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).