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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.

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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Forest land managers are concerned about the effects of logging and site preparation on erosion, site productivity, streamflow, and water quality. Effects of helicopter logging and prescribed burning on streamflow and sediment yields from headwater drainages in the Idaho Batholith were evaluated, using paired watersheds monitored...
Author(s): Walter F. Megahan, John G. King, Kathleen A. Seyedbagheri
Year Published: 1995
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Following an August wildfire, sagebrush (Artemisia L.)/grass benchlands adjacent to Pocatello, Ida., were seeded with a mixture of exotic wheatgrasses and forbs by rangeland drill in November 1987. The effects of seeding on vegetation development in the immediate postfire years were evaluated by comparing plant density, vegetal...
Author(s): Teresa D. Ratzlaff, Jay E. Anderson
Year Published: 1995
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
A landslide is the movement of a mass of rock, earth or debris down a slope.
Author(s): David Milne Cruden
Year Published: 1991
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
An empirical model for predicting deposition of coarse-textured debris flows in confined mountain channels is developed based on field measurements of 14 debris flows in the Pacific Northwest, U.S.A. The model uses two criteria for deposition: channel slope (less than 3.5°) and tributary junction angle (greater than 70°). The model...
Author(s): Lee E. Benda, Terrance W. Cundy
Year Published: 1990
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
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Author(s): Richard A. Marston, David H. Haire
Year Published: 1990
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Forty-six debris flows in a fifth-order basin in the Oregon Coast Range, U.S.A., were studied to determine the role and significance of debris flows in sediment routing. Dating of charcoal from basal colluvium in three bedrock hollows and in one first-order channel yielded an average landslide recurrence interval of approximately...
Author(s): Lee E. Benda, Thomas Dunne
Year Published: 1987
Type: Document : Conference Proceedings
In early August 1961, more than 26,000 acres (10,500 ha) of upper montane and subalpine forest on the Bitterroot National Forest burned in a lightning-caused wildfire. At the time, the Sleeping Child Burn represented the single largest forest fire in the Northern Rocky Mountains in more than 20 years. Historically, large wildfires...
Author(s): L. Jack Lyon
Year Published: 1984
Type: Document : Technical Report or White Paper
Fire, geomorphic processes, and landforms interact to determine natural patterns of ecosystems over landscapes. Fire alters vegetation and soil properties which change soil and sediment movement through watersheds. Landforms affect fire behavior and form firebreaks which determine burn boundaries. Geomorphic consequences of fire in...
Author(s): Frederick J. Swanson
Year Published: 1981
Type: Document : Conference Proceedings
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Author(s): Norbert V. DeByle, P.E. Packer
Year Published: 1972
Type: Document : Conference Proceedings
Straw mulch is commonly used for post-fire erosion control in severely burned areas but this practice can introduce non-native species, even when certified weed-free straw is used. Rice straw has recently been promoted as an alternative to wheat under the hypothesis that non-native species that are able to grow in a rice field are...
Author(s): Kristen L. Shive, Becky L. Estes, Angela M. White, Hugh Safford, Kevin L. O'Hara, Scott L. Stephens
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).