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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).

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This proceedings contains articles, posters, and abstracts of presentations from the second Human Dimensions of Wildland Fire Conference held 27-29 April 2010 in San Antonio, Texas. The conference covered the social issues at the root of wildland fire management's most serious challenges. Specific topics included: firefighter and...
Year Published: 2011
Type: Document : Conference Proceedings
As wildland fires affect more houses, increasing attention is being paid to how homeowners in affected areas respond to the wildfire threat. Most research on homeowner responses to wildfire has focused on actions homeowners take before a fire to mitigate their fire risk, particularly vegetation management. Less attention has been...
Author(s): Sarah M. McCaffrey, Greg Winter
Year Published: 2011
Type: Document : Technical Report or White Paper
This is a fuel treatment effectiveness assessment report from Region 3 about the success of fuel treatments in protecting several communities from the recent Wallow fire in Arizona and New Mexico. The report narrative and graphics point to the success of good forest management and good community assistance to protect life, property...
Author(s): Pam Bostwick, James P. Menakis, Tim Sexton
Year Published: 2011
Type: Document : Technical Report or White Paper
In recent years, altered forest conditions, climate change, and the increasing numbers of homes built in fire prone areas has meant that wildfires are affecting more people. An important part of minimizing the potential negative impacts of wildfire is engaging homeowners in mitigating the fire hazard on their land. It is therefore...
Author(s): Sarah M. McCaffrey, Melanie Stidham, Eric Toman, Bruce A. Shindler
Year Published: 2011
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
The use of alternatives to evacuation during wildfire events continues to be an intensely debated strategy in the professional and policy circles of numerous fire-prone countries. The most recent chapter comes in response to the Black Saturday Fires in Australia, which has led to policy changes concerning alternatives to evacuation...
Author(s): Travis B. Paveglio, Matthew S. Carroll, Pamela J. Jakes
Year Published: 2010
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
The article 'Implementation of National Fire Plan treatments in the wildland-urban interface in the western United States' (1) is misleading because it is based on wildland-urban interface (WUI) designations not used by federal agencies or their state and local partners. Moreover, by omitting any examination of the allotment of...
Author(s): Allan Fitzsimmons
Year Published: 2009
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Because of increasing concern about the effects of catastrophic wildland fires throughout the western United States, federal land managers have been engaged in efforts to restore historical fire behavior and mitigate wildfire risk. During the last 5 years (2004-2008), 44,000 fuels treatments were implemented across the western...
Author(s): Tania L. Schoennagel, Cara R. Nelson, David M. Theobald, Gunnar C. Carnwath, Teresa B. Chapman
Year Published: 2009
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
With the focus of the National Fire Plan on decreasing fire risk in the wildland-urban interface, fire managers are increasingly tasked with reducing the fuel load in areas where mixed public and private ownership and a growing number of homes can make most fuel reduction methods problematic at best. In many of these intermix areas...
Author(s): Sarah M. McCaffrey
Year Published: 2008
Type: Document : Conference Proceedings, Technical Report or White Paper
Most studies of wildland fire and residential development have focused on the cost of firefighting and solutions such as fuel reduction and fire-safe home building. Although some studies quantify the number of homes being built near forests, little research has indicated the potential magnitude of the problem in the future. This...
Author(s): Patricia Gude, Ray Rasker, Jeff van den Noort
Year Published: 2008
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
The temporal and spatial structure of 332 404 daily fire-start records from the western United States for the period 1986 through 1996 is illustrated using several complimentary visualisation techniques. We supplement maps and time series plots with Hovmller diagrams that reduce the spatial dimensionality of the daily data in order...
Author(s): Patrick J. Bartlein, Steven W. Hostetler, Sarah L. Shafer, J. O. Holman, Allen M. Solomon
Year Published: 2008
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).