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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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Fire trails provide access into vegetation for controlled burns in fire-prone regions of the world. We examined the ecological impacts of fire trails on plant assemblages in edge habitat adjacent to trails in eucalypt woodlands of World Heritage Blue Mountains National Park, southeastern Australia. We found that understory plant...
Author(s): Daniel W. Krix, Matthew C. Hingee, Leigh J. Martin, Megan L. Phillips, Brad R. Murray
Year Published: 2017
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Wildfires play an integral role in forest ecosystems of western North America. In an attempt to measure the level and value of ecosystem damage caused by wildfires, papers employing nonmarket valuation techniques-stated preference, revealed preference, and combined methods-are reviewed. A systematic review of results shows a portion...
Author(s): Ranjit S. Bawa
Year Published: 2017
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Federal wildland fire management policy in the United States directs the use of value-based methods to guide priorities. However, the economic literature on the effect of wildland fire on nonmarket uses, such as recreation, is limited. This paper introduces a new approach to measuring the effect of wildfire on recreational use by...
Author(s): John W. Duffield, Chris J. Neher, David A. Patterson, Aaron M. Deskins
Year Published: 2013
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
A lack of research on the conceptual intersection of leisure, place and wildland fire and its role in identity prompted this exploratory study. The purpose of this research was to gather evidence regarding how people negotiate identities under the threat of wildland fire. Qualitative interviews with 16 homeowners and recreationists...
Author(s): Joseph Champ, Daniel R. Williams, Katie Knotek
Year Published: 2009
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Research at the Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex in Montana explored differences in recreation visitors’ attitudes towards the use of management-ignited prescribed fires in the wilderness. A mail-back survey of visitors (n = 291) during the 2004 season revealed that over half of visitors would accept prescribed fires in wilderness....
Author(s): Katie Knotek, Alan E. Watson, William T. Borrie, Joshua G. Whitmore, David Turner
Year Published: 2008
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Wildfire and prescribed fire have the potential to affect user demand and value for recreation, making such information important to the decision-making process for fire managers. However, such information is not always readily available. We conducted surveys on 22 sites within four national forests in western Montana to determine...
Author(s): Hayley Hesseln, John B. Loomis, Armando Gonzalez-Caban
Year Published: 2004
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Surveys were conducted on 33 sites within National Forests in Colorado and Montana to test how forest fires affected recreation demand in the two states. Data were collected on the actual number of visits and on the intended number of visits if the area had been subject to a recent high intensity crown fire, a recent prescribed fire...
Author(s): Hayley Hesseln, John B. Loomis, Armando Gonzalez-Caban
Year Published: 2003
Type: Document : Conference Proceedings
This analysis examines the dynamic path of recreational values following a forest fire in three different states in the intermountain western United States. The travel cost demand analysis found that annual recreation values after a fire follow a highly nonlinear intertemporal path. The path is S-shaped, providing a range of...
Author(s): Jeffrey Englin, John B. Loomis, Armando Gonzalez-Caban
Year Published: 2001
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Surveys of visitors to National Forests in Colorado, Idaho, and Wyoming were conducted to determine whether non-motorized recreation visitation responded to different fire ages and fire intensities. Actual and intended behavior data was combined using a negative binomial count data travel cost model. The intended behavior trip...
Author(s): John B. Loomis, Jeffrey Englin, Jared McDonald, Armando Gonzalez-Caban
Year Published: 2000
Type: Document : Conference Proceedings
Visitors to National Forests in Colorado, Idaho, and Wyoming were asked how their visitation rates would change with the presence of a high-intensity crown fire, prescribed fire, and a 20-year-old high-intensity fire at the area they were visiting. By using pairwise t-tests, visitors to forests in Colorado showed a statistically...
Author(s): John B. Loomis, Jeffrey Englin, Armando Gonzalez-Caban
Year Published: 1999
Type: Document : Conference Proceedings, Technical Report or White Paper

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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).