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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.

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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One overarching goal of United States fire management focuses on fostering human populations who can 'adapt' to wildfire as an unavoidable, reoccurring process operating in the landscapes where they live. The goal of creating 'fire adapted communities' is generally taken to mean that human populations can effectively prepare for,...
Author(s): Travis B. Paveglio, Matthew S. Carroll, Amanda M. Stasiewicz, Catrin Edgeley
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Purpose of Review: Containing and controlling wildfire incidents is one of the main functions of fire management. Understanding how this can be done effectively and efficiently informs many of the preparatory activities undertaken by fire management agencies to limit the impact of wildfires. This second article within a two-part...
Author(s): Matt P. Plucinski
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
The complexity of large-scale disasters requires governance structures that can integrate numerous responders quickly under often chaotic conditions. Complex disasters – by definition – span multiple jurisdictions and activate numerous response functions carried out by numerous legally autonomous public, nonprofit, and private...
Author(s): Branda Nowell, Toddi A. Steelman
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
How did the forest and community get to the point where they were willing to take on managing a fire of this size and duration for resource benefit and hazard reduction? Science has recognized for decades that many forested ecosystems of the American West are shifting away from historically fire-adapted conditions. Beginning in the...
Author(s): Christopher D. O'Connor, David E. Calkin
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Fire refugia are defined as areas less frequently or less severely affected by wildfire relative to the surrounding landscape and important for the persistence of biota. Land managers and researchers were invited to participate in a two half-day workshop to gain insight on the factors that influence land management strategies on...
Author(s): Arjan J. H. Meddens, Anthony Martinez
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Research Brief or Fact Sheet
We reviewed forest management in the mountainous regions of several northwestern states and California in the United States and how it has impacted current issues facing these forests. We focused on the large-scale activities like fire suppression and logging which resulted in landscape level changes. We divided the region into two...
Author(s): Iris Allen, Sophan Chhin, Jainwei Zhang
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Purpose of Review: The effectiveness of wildfire suppression is difficult to define as it can be assessed against different objectives and at a range of scales. The influence of multiple variables make it a challenge to research. This two-part series presents a synthesis of the current understanding of the effectiveness of wildfire...
Author(s): Matt P. Plucinski
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
In this paper, we describe the international activities that FAO has undertaken with partners over the years and then reflect on the role of international relations in reducing wildfire impacts on ecosystem services. FAO has long had a focus on wildfire management and been one of the international organizations facilitating the...
Author(s): Pieter van Lierop, Peter F. Moore
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Conference Proceedings
Predicting the efficacy of fuel treatments aimed at reducing high severity fire in dry-mixed conifer forests in the western US is a challenging problem that has been addressed in a variety of ways using both field observations and wildfire simulation models. One way to describe the efficacy of fuel treatments is to quantify how...
Author(s): Ana M. G. Barros, Alan A. Ager, Michelle A. Day, Palaiologos Palaiologou
Year Published: 2019
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
The United States' National Cohesive Wildfire Management Strategy aims to achieve greater social and ecological resilience to wildfire. It also raises the question: cohesive for whom and for what purpose? In this article, we address the wildfire response goal and what a cohesive response means. Namely, we define a cohesive response...
Author(s): Toddi A. Steelman, Branda Nowell
Year Published: 2019
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).