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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 4,700 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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Provides information on fire as an ecological factor for forest habitat types occurring east of the Continental Divide in Montana. Identifies "Fire Groups" of habitat types based on fire's role in forest succession. Describes forest fuels and suggests considerations for fire management.
Author(s): William C. Fischer, Bruce D. Clayton
Year Published: 1983
Type: Document : Synthesis, Technical Report or White Paper
Abstract (1) Clark's nutcrackers (Nucifraga columbiana) store a mean of only 3.7 whitebark pine (Pinus albicaulis) seeds per cache, which reduces competition for moisture and space. The mean depth at which seeds are stored, 2.0 cm, is compatible with germination requirements, and many sites selected appear suitable for seed...
Author(s): Diana F. Tomback
Year Published: 1982
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Whitebark pine (Pinus albicaulis) is known to have its seeds harvested and cached in the soil by Clark's Nutcracker (Nucifraga columbiana), and unretrieved seeds are known to be capable of germinating and establishing new pines. Many other vertebrates also harvest and feed on these seeds, however, and the roles of these animals as...
Author(s): H.E. Hutchins, R. M. Lanner
Year Published: 1982
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
This report summarizes available information on fire as an ecological factor for forest habitat types occurring on the Lolo National Forest. The Lolo National Forest habitat types are grouped into 10 Fire Groups based primarily on fire's role in forest succession. For each Fire Group, information is presented on (1) the relationship...
Author(s): Kathleen M. Davis, Bruce D. Clayton, William C. Fischer
Year Published: 1980
Type: Document : Technical Report or White Paper
Provides information on wildlife habitat condition and trend on the Bridger-Teton National Forest in the Jackson Hole Region of Wyoming by analysis of broad plant communities. Visual evidence of condition and trend are provided in Volume I, The Photo Record. Management implications are included.
Author(s): George E. Gruell
Year Published: 1980
Type: Document : Technical Report or White Paper
Many species of insects and diseases create residues that predispose forests to fire. Conversely, natural factors such as fire, wind-throw, and other agents create forest residues that predispose forests to diseases and insects, including bark and cambium beetles, wood borers, and others. Man-made residues also predispose forests to...
Author(s): David G. Fellin
Year Published: 1979
Type: Document : Technical Report or White Paper
This report discusses fire-related research needs in the western regions of the Forest Service. These needs were expressed by personnel at all management levels. Responses were one part of a more general study designed to establish information requirements for integrating fire into land management planning.
Author(s): Richard J. Barney
Year Published: 1979
Type: Document : Technical Report or White Paper
Contains 910 sets of forest fire ecology questions mailed to the authors by 302 land managers and scientists throughout the western United States and Canada. Questions were submitted in response to a survey of important research needs for understanding the effects of fire and fire exclusion in western coniferous forest ecosystems....
Author(s): Alan R. Taylor, Ronald N. Kickert, David H. Firmage, Mark J. Behan
Year Published: 1975
Type: Document : Technical Report or White Paper
Wildfires play a multiple role in the distribution of dwarf mistletoes - they may either inhibit or encourage these parasites depending primarily on the size and intensity of the burn. Many reports suggest that fire exclusion policies of the past half century have resulted in increased dwarf mistletoe levels as, well as increased...
Author(s): Martin E. Alexander, Frank G. Hawksworth
Year Published: 1975
Type: Document : Synthesis, Technical Report or White Paper
A sagebrush-grass range was burned according to plan in 1936. Long-term results show that sagebrush yields have increased while most other important shrub, grass, and forb yields have decreased. Evaluation by subspecies of sage-brush was helpful in interpreting sagebrush behavior. The return of sagebrush shows the need for planning...
Author(s): Roy O. Harniss, Robert B. Murray
Year Published: 1973
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).