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The NRFSN research and publications database leads users to regionally relevant fire science. There are more than 4,800 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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During the first 3 years after a severe wildfire in 1970, maximum concentrations of nitrate-N (NO3-N) in stream water increased from prefire levels of <0.016 to 0.$6 mg/liter on a burned, unfertilized watershed and to 0.54 and 1.47 mg/liter on two watersheds that were burned and fertilized. Maximum NO3-N concentration in the...
Author(s): A. R. Tiedemann, J. D. Helvey, T. D. Anderson
Year Published: 1978
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
In early September 1975, two clearcuts (14 and 17 acres; 5.7 and 6.9 ha), two sets of 4 small clearcuts (1.5 acres; 0.6 ha each), and one shelterwood cutting (22 acres; 8.9 ha) were broadcast burned principally for seedbed preparation and fuel reduction on the Coram Experimental Forest. The objective was to develop a model for...
Author(s): Donald K. Artley, Raymond C. Shearer, Robert W. Steele
Year Published: 1978
Type: Document : Technical Report or White Paper
Twenty control burns performed with a wide range of fuel loadings and moisture conditions were used to study the effectiveness of old fuel reduction under standing Douglas-fir/larch forest. This paper reports the influence of burning on nutrient retention and loss from the soil. Sixty % of the fires were successful in reducing...
Author(s): Nellie M. Stark
Year Published: 1977
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
The purpose of this study which was conducted in 1974 and 1975 was to investigate the effects of the Fitz Creek fire of August, 1973 upon the benthic community of White Cap Creek which was partially surrounded by the bum. Study sections of White Cap Creek within the burn, below the burn, and above the burn were examined. Taxonomic...
Author(s): Deborah Cynthia Stefan
Year Published: 1977
Type: Document : Dissertation or Thesis
In an area of 21 km2 where fires have produced a mosaic of forest communities, including subalpine fir (Abies lasiocarpa), Engelman spruce (Picea engelmannii) and lodgepole pine, results from 255 track observations, 80 captures of 13 live-trapped martens, and scat analysis, over a 13 month period in 1973-1974, suggest that the...
Author(s): Gary M. Koehler, Maurice G. Hornocker
Year Published: 1977
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
In a western larch/Douglas-fir forest type in western Montana, 9 spring and 11 fall under story burns were conducted. Multiple regression equations related the number of Vaccinium globulare (blue huckleberry) stems present 1 and 2 years after fire to the number present before fire, prefire fuel loadings, moisture content of fuel,...
Author(s): Melanie Miller
Year Published: 1977
Type: Document : Technical Report or White Paper
Prescribed burning under mature Larch/Douglas-fir forests produced changes in elemental uptake. Elemental analyses of individual species and existing biomass three years post-burn from hot, medium, and lightly burned sites and unburned controls showed a significant shift in species composition with burn intensity. Few species from...
Author(s): Nellie M. Stark, R. Steel
Year Published: 1977
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
From the text ... 'Many forest types owe their origin, perpetuation, and distinctive characteristics to fire. What may be called the normal hydrologic behavior of many forested watersheds already incorporates some effect of fire -- both natural and man-induced. Fire may have a greater effect than harvesting on peak flows, erosion,...
Author(s): H. W. Anderson
Year Published: 1976
Type: Document : Conference Proceedings
Reviews current knowledge of the effects of intensive wood utilization, prescribed burning, or a combination of both treatments, on the microbial ecology of forest soils. Identifies additional research that must be done to fill voids in knowledge.
Author(s): Alan E. Harvey, Martin F. Jurgensen, Michael J. Larsen
Year Published: 1976
Type: Document : Synthesis, Technical Report or White Paper
In the year following the 1961 Sleeping Child forest fire on the Bitterroot National Forest, Montana, 11 permanent transects were established within the burn. Vegetation development was recorded through 1973, but only four transects were considered indicative of seral forest succession independent of superimposed management...
Author(s): L. Jack Lyon
Year Published: 1976
Type: Document : Technical Report or White Paper

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