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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 4,000 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).

Note: Additional Northern Rockies fire research is available from our Webinar & Video Archive.

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The Individuals, Clumps, and Openings workshop in Cle Elum, WA brought together land managers and practitioners to learn about the ICO approach, based on how dry forest structure would be in the absence of widespread fire suppression. The ICO approach was assisted by an app on Android handheld computers, used to help guide thinning...
Type: Media : Video
Ecological restoration projects that include reforestation require that land managers select appropriate source of seeds for long-term persistence. In California, the standard approach for making this choice is based on seed zone and elevational band, both geographically-based measures. However, given the pace of contemporary...
Author(s): Alejandra Martínez-Berdeja, Jill A. Hamilton, Aurore Bontemps, Johanna Schmitt, Jessica W. Wright
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
The current pace and scale of fuels treatment is a fraction of whats  needed to effectively reduce fire hazard in California.  With the Forest  Service implementing a new planning rule and starting to revise plans  for the 155 National Forests, new strategies need to be considered for  fundamentally changing...
Type: Media : Webinar
This video details the procedure for sampling fuel loading using the photoload technique.
Type: Media : Webinar
This presentation by Colin Maher, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Ecosystem and Conservation Sciences University of Montana, was part of the 2016 Whitebark Pine Ecosystem Foundation Annual Science and Management Workshop - Successes and Challenges in Managing the Jewel in the Crown of the Continent that occurred September 16, 2016 in...
Type: Media : Webinar
Wildland fuel mastication is rapidly becoming the preferred fuel treatment for many fire hazard reduction projects, especially in areas where reducing fuels with prescribed fire is challenging. Mastication is the process of mechanically modifying the live and dead surface and canopy biomass to lower fuelbeddepth and increase bulk...
Type: Media : Seminar
It is generally assumed that severe disturbances predispose damaged forests to high fire hazard by creating heavy fuel loading conditions. Of special concern is the perception that surface fuel loadings become high as killed trees deposit foliage and woody material on the ground. These high fuel loadings may result in abnormally...
Type: Media : Seminar
IMAGINE aims to solve the issue of technology overload confronting prescribed fire managers today. As the demand to prescribe burn more acres increase, so do the demands on fire management officers (FMOs) to prioritize treatment areas. Prescribed fires accomplish multiple objectives including reducing hazardous fuels, improving...
Type: Media : Webinar
Live fuel moisture is measured frequently throughout the country as an indicator of potential fire behavior but little is known about the primary factors that drive their seasonal variations. Dr. Matt Jolly delves into the interactive factors that control live fuel moisture and discusses some of the potential implications of these...
Type: Media : Webinar
Mike Wotton from the Canadian Fire Service discussing the next generation Canadian Forest Fire Danger Rating System at the 2013 Fire Behaviour Symposium.
Type: Media : Video

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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).