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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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Wildland fires are a critical Earth-system process that impacts human populations in each settled continent [1,2]. Wildland fires have often been stated as being essential to human life and civilization through the impacts on land clearance, agriculture, and hunting, with fire as a phenomenon serving a key role in the development of...
Author(s): Alistair M. S. Smith, James A. Lutz, Chad M. Hoffman, Grant J. Williamson, Andrew T. Hudak
Year Published: 2018
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Accordingly, the average annual risk of a wildfire destroying a home in the WUI was less than 1 onehundredth of 1 percent. Of course, the risk is much higher in fire-prone parts of the South and West, but so are expectations that government firefighters will come to the rescue (NWCG 2001; Pyne 2015; Stein and others 2013). Confident...
Author(s): Hutch Brown
Year Published: 2018
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Society’s participation in decisions regarding land planning and management is essential for reaching viable and long-lasting solutions. The success of forest plans depends on the involvement of different stakeholders. In turn, stakeholder involvement depends on the representativity achieved in public participation in the...
Author(s): Xabier Bruña-García, Manuel F. Marey-Pérez
Year Published: 2018
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Communities in the wildland– urban interface (WUI) have challenges that other communities don’t. They struggle to establish and maintain a viable wildfre mitigation effort over time. While many communities understand their risk and want to reduce it, they don’t have the local capacity to accomplish it for lack of funds or staffng or...
Author(s): Pam Leschak
Year Published: 2018
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Smokey Bear’s story begins with World War II. In spring 1942, a few months after Japanese planes had attacked Pearl Harbor, an enemy submarine fired shells that exploded near an oil field close to the Los Padres National Forest. U.S. Forest Service personnel feared that future attacks could ignite forest fires and cause disastrous...
Author(s): James G. Lewis
Year Published: 2018
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Gary Ferguson takes on one of the most pressing issues facing the American West—wildfire—in his new book Land on fire. This concise, beautifully illustrated text takes a broad view of the growing challenges facing fire-prone ecosystems and the human communities in and around them. What the book lacks in depth and detail is somewhat...
Author(s): Andrew J. Larson
Year Published: 2018
Type: Document : Technical Report or White Paper
The socio-environmental dimension in wildland fire management is critical for moving towards a baseline of firewise planning. Wildland fire risk planning is a land use planning tool that should be able to keep pace with rapid rates of social and environmental change. Changes in land use and climate bring alterations in fire regimes...
Author(s): David Martín Gallego, Eduard Plana Bach, Domingo Molina Terrén
Year Published: 2018
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
The Citizen Fire Academy (CFA) program equips participants with the knowledge they need to improve fire preparedness and resiliency on their own properties and in their communities. This curriculum offers interested educators or agencies the teaching tools needed to conduct their own CFA program, including lesson plans, detailed...
Author(s): Stephen A. Fitzgerald, Kara Baylog, Max Bennett, Rhiann Simes, Nicole Strong
Year Published: 2018
Type: Document : Technical Report or White Paper
The Firewise Communities Program and other wildfire mitigation programs promote private property actions that alleviate the growing complexity, costs, and damages from wildfire. Despite significant research surrounding performance of mitigations promoted by Firewise, fewer studies explore community adoption of the program or how...
Author(s): Travis B. Paveglio, Emma Kelly
Year Published: 2018
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
The 28,000-acre Rattlesnake National Recreation Area (RNRA) lies immediately northwest of Missoula, Montana, and is a highly popular recreation destination with an estimated 60,000 annual visitors. The immediate area also contains thousands of residences situated within the Wildland Urban Interface (WUI). In 2005, Missoula County’s...
Author(s): Megan P. Keville
Year Published: 2018
Type: Document : Research Brief or Fact Sheet

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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).