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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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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
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
After a century of intensive logging, federal forest management policies were developed in the 1990s to protect remaining large trees and old forests in the western US. Today, due to rapidly changing ecological conditions, new threats and uncertainties, and scientific advancements, some policy provisions are being re-evaluated in...
Author(s): Paul F. Hessburg, Susan Charnley, Andrew N. Gray, Thomas A. Spies, David W. Peterson, Rebecca L. Flitcroft, Kendra L. Wendel, Jessica E. Halofsky, Eric M. White, John D. Marshall
Year Published: 2022
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
To support improved wildfire incident decision-making, in 2017 the US Forest Service (Forest Service) implemented risk-informed tools and processes, together known as Risk Management Assistance (RMA). The Forest Service is developing tools such as RMA to improve wildfire decision-making and implements these tools in complex...
Author(s): Courtney Schultz, Lauren Miller, S. Michelle Greiner, Chad Kooistra
Year Published: 2021
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
In 2016, the USDA Forest Service, the largest wildfire management organization in the world, initiated the risk management assistance (RMA) program to improve the quality of strategic decision-making on its largest and most complex wildfire events. RMA was designed to facilitate a more formal risk management process, including the...
Author(s): David E. Calkin, Christopher D. O'Connor, Matthew P. Thompson, Richard D. Stratton
Year Published: 2021
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
We used a value of information approach to demonstrate the cost-effectiveness of using satellite imagery as part of the Burn Area Emergency Response (BAER), a US federal program that identifies imminent post-wildfire threats to human life and safety, property and critical natural or cultural resources. We compared the costs...
Author(s): Richard Bernknopf, Yusuke Kuwayama, Reily Gibson, Jessica Blakely, Bethany Mabee, T. J. Clifford, Brad Quayle, Justin Epting, Terry Hardy, David C. Goodrich
Year Published: 2021
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
As land managers strive to implement the National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy, guidance is critically needed on where and how landscape fuel reduction treatments can mitigate future fire impacts and assist in active fire management. In this project, we evaluated the effects of past fuel reduction treatments, including...
Author(s): Susan J. Prichard, Robert W. Gray, Vivian Griffey, Paul F. Hessburg, Becky K. Kerns, Rebecca Lemons, Roger D. Ottmar, Nicholas A. Povak, R. Brion Salter
Year Published: 2021
Type: Document : Technical Report or White Paper

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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).