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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.

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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
This paper examines how acceptance of wildland fire management actions is affected by fire-specific situational factors. Respondents' evaluated the acceptability of 'immediately extinguishing a fire,' 'letting the fire burn in a contained area,' or 'letting the fire burn uncontrolled' for eight scenarios (fractional factorial design...
Author(s): Katie Kneeshaw, Jerry J. Vaske, James D. Absher
Year Published: 2003
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
Several decades of fire suppression following logging around the turn-of-the-century has produced dense, evenage stands of ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa) and Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii). They contrast with the original forests where frequent, low-intensity fires gave rise to open, parklike, and often uneven-age stands of...
Author(s): Joe H. Scott
Year Published: 1996
Type: Document : Technical Report or White Paper
The 1988 Gates Park Fire, along the North Fork of the Sun River in the Bob Marshall Wilderness, provided an opportunity to explore fire effects on wilderness visitor choices. Recreation visitors along the North and South Fork drainages were interviewed to assess the effects of 1988 fires on their 1989 visits. The Gates Park fire had...
Author(s): Timothy G. Love, Alan E. Watson
Year Published: 1992
Type: Document : Research Brief or Fact Sheet
Whitebark pine ecosystems are an important element of many of the most spectacular high-elevation landscapes in the western United States. They occupy upper subalpine and timberline zones in the prime recreation lands of the Cascades, the Sierra Nevada, and the Northern Rocky Mountains. This paper explores the nature of the...
Author(s): David N. Cole
Year Published: 1990
Type: Document : Conference Proceedings
Changes in recreation values after wildfire in the northern Rocky Mountains were determined by estimating the difference in the present net value of recreation activity with and without fire. To estimate the value of recreation activity at burned and unburned sites, a contingent market valuation approach was used. Hypothetical...
Author(s): Patrick J. Flowers, Henry J. Vaux, Philip D. Gardner, Thomas J. Mills
Year Published: 1985
Type: Document : Research Brief or Fact Sheet

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