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The NRFSN research and publications database leads users to regionally relevant fire science. There are nearly 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).

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This FEIS species review synthesizes information on the relationship of Centaurea maculosa (spotted knapweed) to fire--how fire affects the species and its habitat, invasiveness of the species, effects of the species on fuels and fire regimes, and fire management considerations. Information is also provided on the species' taxonomy...
Author(s): Kristin L. Zouhar
Year Published: 2001
Type: Document : Synthesis
Vegetative regeneration of aspen can be initiated through manipulations that provide hormonal stimulation, proper growth environment, and sucker protection - the three elements of the aspen regeneration triangle. The correct course of action depends upon a careful evaluation of the size, vigor, age, and successional status of the...
Author(s): Wayne D. Shepperd
Year Published: 2001
Type: Document : Conference Proceedings
Among the most pronounced vegetation changes in past 130 years has been the increase in both distribution and density of juniper (Juniperus spp.) and pinyon (Pinus spp.) across the Intermountain West. Juniper and pinyon species between the Canadian and Mexican borders occupy over 30 million ha throughout this region. Prior to...
Author(s): Richard F. Miller, Robin J. Tausch
Year Published: 2001
Type: Document : Conference Proceedings
Land management agencies in northwest Wyoming have implemented an active prescribed fire program to address historically altered fire regimes, regenerate aspen, and improve overall watershed functions. Treated clones are susceptible to extensive browsing from elk concentrated on supplemental feedgrounds and from wintering moose....
Author(s): Steve Kilpatrick, Diane Abendroth
Year Published: 2001
Type: Document : Conference Proceedings
It is now widely acknowledged that frequent low-intensity fires once structured many western forests. What is not generally recognized, however, is that most of those fires were purposefully set by native people, not started by lightning. Data from the Rocky Mountains attest to the widespread use of fire by native people, as does...
Author(s): Charles E. Kay
Year Published: 2000
Type: Document : Conference Proceedings
Environmental assessment of the Tenderfoot Research Project. This research project proposes to harvest timber in two treatment subwatersheds, Spring Park Creek and Sun Creek. The silvicultural system proposed is a two-aged system termed 'shelterwood with reserves,' that uses even distribution of single or small groups and uneven...
Author(s): Gloria E. Flora, Ward W. McCaughey
Year Published: 1998
Type: Document : Management or Planning Document
Fire and insects are natural disturbance agents in many forest ecosystems, often interacting to affect succession, nutrient cycling, and forest species composition. We review literature pertaining to effects of fire-insect interactions on ecological succession, use of prescribed fire for insect pest control, and effects of fire on...
Author(s): Deborah G. McCullough, Richard A. Werner, David Neumann
Year Published: 1998
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article, Synthesis
Glacier National Park served as a test site for ecosystem analyses that involved a suite of integrated models embedded within a geographic information system. The goal of the exercise was to provide managers with maps that could illustrate probable shifts in vegetation, net primary production (NPP), and hydrologic responses...
Author(s): Joseph D. White, Steven W. Running, Peter Thornton, Robert E. Keane, Kevin C. Ryan, Daniel B. Fagre, Carl H. Key
Year Published: 1998
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
We have developed a spatial database of historic natural fire regimes for the eleven western States to provide information in support of expected national increases in prescribed burning. Fire regimes are described in terms both of frequency and severity, and we have classified five distinct fire regimes:
Author(s): Colin C. Hardy, James P. Menakis, Donald G. Long, James K. Brown, David L. Bunnell
Year Published: 1998
Type: Document : Conference Proceedings
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Author(s): William H. Romme, Monica G. Turner, Robert H. Gardner, William W. Hargrove, Gerald A. Tuskan, Don G. Despain, Roy A. Renkin
Year Published: 1997
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).