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The NRFSN research and publications database leads users to regionally relevant fire science. There are nearly 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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Author(s): Natasha B. Kotliar, Sallie Hejl, Richard L. Hutton, Victoria A. Saab, C. P. Melcher, Mary E. McFadzen
Year Published: 2002
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Public debate on postfire logging has intensified in recent years, particularly since passage of the 'salvage rider' in 1995, directing accelerated harvest of dead trees in the western United States. Supporters of postfire logging argue that it is part of a suite of restoration techniques, and that removal of timber means reduction...
Author(s): Sally Duncan
Year Published: 2002
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
We monitored the response of cavity-nesting species to three snag density treatments (high = 37-80 snags/ha, medium = 15-35 snags/ha, and low = 0-12 snags/ha) during two breeding seasons 4-5 yr post-fire and logging in Douglas-fir- ponderosa pine forests in the eastern Cascades, Washington. Snag surveys were used to describe habitat...
Author(s): Maryellen Haggard, William L. Gaines
Year Published: 2001
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
The scientific literature on logging after wildfire is reviewed, with a focus on environ-mental effects of logging and removal of large woody structure. Rehabilitation, the practice of planting or seeding after logging, is not reviewed here. Several publications are cited that can be described as 'commentaries,' intended to help...
Author(s): James D. McIver, Lynn Starr
Year Published: 2000
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
From 1994 to 1996, researchers monitored 695 nests of nine cavity-nesting bird species and measured vegetation at nest sites and at 90 randomly located sites in burned ponderosa pine forests of southwestern Idaho. Site treatments included two types of salvage logging, and unlogged controls. All bird species selected nest sites with...
Author(s): Victoria A. Saab, Jonathan G. Dudley
Year Published: 1998
Type: Document : Technical Report or White Paper
From the text: 'This paper offers a scientific framework of principles and practices that are provided to guide development of federal policy concerning wildfire and salvage logging and other post-fire treatments. A common thread throughout the -recommendations is that most native species are adapted to natural patterns and...
Author(s): R.L. Beschta, Christopher A. Frissell, R. Gresswell, R. Hauer, James R. Karr, G. Wayne Minshall, David A. Perry, Jonathan J. Rhodes
Year Published: 1995
Type: Document : Technical Report or White Paper
This is a summary of comments by Forest Service reviewers of the Beschta, et al. paper, "Wildfire and Salvage Logging". The paper was reviewed by a diverse and highly qualified group of Forest Service researchers and managers with expertise in a broad range of disciplines pertinent to the subject presented. Thus, the reviews present...
Author(s): Susan G. Conard, Richard L. Everett, Susan Husari, Alan E. Harvey, Gordon H. Reeves, James M. Saveland, Phil Weatherspoon, Robert R. Ziemer
Year Published: 1995
Type: Document : Technical Report or White Paper
Fire-killed and fire-damaged timber are an important source of fiber and are becoming more important because of a decrease in the land base available for timber harvest. Forest managers need to know the causes of deterioration and degrade, the expected losses in product volume and value, and the impact of time on deterioration. This...
Author(s): Eini C. Lowell, Susan A. Willits, Robert L. Krahmer
Year Published: 1992
Type: Document : Technical Report or White Paper
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
The effects of wildfire and logging on erosion from two small catchments of the Pine Creek drainage in Idaho, USA, were investigated. One catchment was clearfelled in 1972 and a wildfire burned in the study areas in 1973. The fire was more intense on the clear felled area (estimated fuels were 90 and 10 tons/acre on felled and...
Author(s): Walter F. Megahan, D. C. Molitor
Year Published: 1975
Type: Document : Conference Proceedings

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