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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 4,800 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.

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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In 2022 the US Forest Service launched an ambitious 10-year strategy to address the escalating wildfire danger in the U.S. “Confronting the Wildfire Crisis: A Strategy for Protecting Communities and Improving Resilience in America’s Forests” includes a 10-year plan to substantially increase the scale of forest health and risk...
Author(s): Alan A. Ager
Year Published: 2022
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
There is a general agreement within the wildfire community that exclusively top–down approaches to policy making and management are limited and that we need to build governance capacity to cooperatively manage across jurisdictional boundaries. Accordingly, the concept of co-management has grown in popularity as a theoretical lens...
Author(s): Branda Nowell, Toddi A. Steelman, Anne-Lise Knox Velez, Kate Albrecht
Year Published: 2022
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Background: Fire is a multifaceted force. Fire activity and risk of fire incidence across US forested ecosystems have accelerated over the last two decades. At the same time, human land-use choices and climate change interacted with fire, in an era we are called to meet specific sustainability goals of reducing CO2 emissions and...
Year Published: 2022
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
As the effects of climate change accumulate and intensify, resource managers juggle existing goals and new mandates to operationalize adaptation. Fire managers contend with the direct effects of climate change on resources in addition to climate-induced disruptions to fire regimes and subsequent ecosystem effects. In systems...
Author(s): Martha Sample, Andrea E. Thode, Courtney L. Peterson, Michael R. Gallagher, William T. Flatley, Megan Friggens, Alexander M. Evans, Rachel A. Loehman, Shaula J. Hedwall, Leslie A. Brandt, Maria K. Janowiak, Christopher W. Swanston
Year Published: 2022
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Numerous wildfire management agencies and institutions rely primarily on simple risk approaches to wildfire that focus on technical risk assessments that do not reflect the complexity of contemporary wildfire risk. This review paper argues that such insufficiently complex conceptualizations of risk, which do not account for the...
Author(s): Maureen Essen, Sarah M. McCaffrey, Jesse Abrams, Travis B. Paveglio
Year Published: 2022
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Conflict in US forest management for decades centered around balancing demands from forested ecosystems, with a rise in place-based collaborative governance at the end of the twentieth century. By the early 2000s, it was becoming apparent that not only had the mix of players involved in forest management changed, but so had the...
Author(s): Courtney Schultz, Jesse Abrams, Emily Jane Davis, Anthony S. Cheng, Heidi Huber-Stearns, Cassandra Moseley
Year Published: 2022
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Wildland fire management is an extraordinary work environment highly influenced by environmental, social, economic, cultural, political, and psychological conditions (Putnam 1995). The office of Human Performance and Innovation and Organizational Learning (HP&IOL) focuses a critical lens on learning and how the multiagency...
Author(s): David Flores, Jim Gumm, Theodore Adams
Year Published: 2022
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
The suggestion has been made within the wildland fire community that the rate of spread in the upper portion of the fire danger spectrum is largely independent of the physical fuel characteristics in certain forest ecosystem types. Our review and analysis of the relevant scientific literature on the subject suggest that fuel...
Author(s): Miguel G. Cruz, Martin E. Alexander, Paulo M. Fernandes
Year Published: 2022
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
A severe outbreak of wildfire across the US Pacific Coast during August 2020 led to persistent fire activity through the end of summer. In late September, Fire Weather Outlooks predicted higher than usual fire activity into the winter in parts of California, with concomitant elevated fire danger in the Southeastern US. To help...
Author(s): Erin J. Belval, Karen C. Short, Crystal S. Stonesifer, David E. Calkin
Year Published: 2022
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Many ecologically important high elevation five-needle white pine (HEFNP) forests that historically dominated upper subalpine landscapes of western North America are now being impacted by mountain pine beetle (Dendroctonus spp.) outbreaks, the exotic disease white pine blister rust (Cronartium ribicola), and altered fire regimes....
Author(s): Robert E. Keane, Anna W. Schoettle, Diana F. Tomback
Year Published: 2022
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).