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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 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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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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Colorado’s Front Range forested watersheds provide municipal water supplies for downstream communities. Many of these watersheds have been affected by wildfires and subsequent runoff, erosion and sedimentation of waterways. Natural resource managers need information on the frequency and duration of post-fire runoff and erosion,...
Author(s): Stephanie Kampf, Codie Wilson, Joseph W. Wagenbrenner
Year Published: 2017
Type: Document : Technical Report or White Paper
The effects of wildfire on aquatic systems and fishes occurring in them has been linked to the direct or immediate influence of the fire on water quality and the indirect or subsequent effects on watershed characteristics and processes that influence water quality and quantity, stream channels, and aquatic biota (Gresswell 1999)....
Author(s): Bruce E. Rieman, Robert E. Gresswell, John N. Rinne
Year Published: 2012
Type: Document : Synthesis, Technical Report or White Paper
Anticipated increases in the frequency and severity of wildfire may threaten the persistence of native salmonid populations in headwater streams in western North America. This study used extensive pre- and postfire data to assess whether wildfire leads to hypothesized declines in native westslope cutthroat trout Oncorhynchus clarkii...
Author(s): Clint M. Sestrich, Thomas E. McMahon, Michael K. Young
Year Published: 2011
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
The potential for fire to negatively impact habitat that supports a threatened or endangered species, either directly or indirectly through phenomena such as debris flows, presents resource managers with a tough choice: treat fuels to reduce the risk of fire but potentially degrade stream habitat or do not treat fuels knowing an...
Author(s): Charles H. Luce, Bruce E. Rieman, Paul F. Hessburg, Anne E. Black, Matthew R. Dare
Year Published: 2009
Type: Document : Technical Report or White Paper
Temperature is a critical factor in stream ecosystems, and one that is very likely to be altered by wildfire and associated channel disturbance. In central Idaho streams, temperatures after wildfires may increase following loss of shade from riparian vegetation, and changes in channel structure that increase exposure to solar...
Author(s): Jason B. Dunham, Charles H. Luce, Amanda E. Rosenberger, B. Gutierrez-Teira, David E. Nagel, Bruce E. Rieman
Year Published: 2005
Type: Document : Conference Proceedings
The goal of the project is to understand how fire in upland and riparian forests influence stream communities and whether prescription burning mimics the ecological function of fire in a watershed. The project has two components: wildland fire and prescribed fire. To document the range of biotic and abiotic responses to wildland...
Author(s): David S. Pilliod, R. Bruce Bury, Paul S. Corn
Year Published: 2005
Type: Document : Technical Report or White Paper
Conservation of native fishes and changing patterns in wildfire and fuels are defining challenges for managers of forested landscapes in the western United States. Many species and populations of native fishes have declined in recorded history and some now occur as isolated remnants of what once were larger more complex systems....
Author(s): Bruce E. Rieman, Danny C. Lee, Denver P. Burns, Robert E. Gresswell, Michael K. Young, Rick Stowell, John N. Rinne, Phil Howell
Year Published: 2003
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article, Synthesis
Our limited understanding of the short and long-term effects of fire on fish contributes to considerable uncertainty in assessments of the risks and benefits of fire management alternatives. A primary concern among the many potential effects of fire is the effects of fire and fire management on persistence of native fish populations...
Author(s): Jason B. Dunham, Michael K. Young, Robert E. Gresswell, Bruce E. Rieman
Year Published: 2003
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
We used the computer program RAMAS to explore the sensitivity of an extinction-risk model for the Gila trout (Oncorhynchus gibe) to management of wildfires and number of populations of the species. The Gila trout is an endangered salmonid presently restricted to very few headwaters of the Gila and San Francisco river tributaries in...
Author(s): D. K. Brown, A. A. Echelle, D. L. Propst, J. E. Brooks, W. L. Fisher
Year Published: 2001
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Laboratory studies were conducted to determine the acute toxicity of three ammonia-based fire retardants (Fire-Trol LCA-F, Fire-Trol LCM-R, and Phos-Chek 259F), five surfactant-based fire-suppressant foams (FireFoam 103B, FireFoam 104, Fire Quench, ForExpan S, and Pyrocap B-136), three nitrogenous chemicals (ammonia, nitrate, and...
Author(s): Kevin J. Buhl, Steven J. Hamilton
Year Published: 2000
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).