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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, which provides access to webinars, videos, podcasts, 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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Late-1800s land surveys were used to reconstruct historical forest structure and fire over more than 235,000 ha in ponderosa pine and mixed conifer landscapes of the San Juan Mountains, Colorado, to further understand differences among regional mountain ranges and help guide landscape-scale restoration and management. Historically,...
Author(s): William L. Baker
Year Published: 2020
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Warm summer temperatures and longer fire seasons are promoting larger, and in some cases, more fires that are severe in low- and mid-elevation, dry mixed-conifer forests of the Northern Rocky Mountains (NRM). Long-term historical fire conditions and human influence on past fire activity are not well understood for these...
Author(s): Dave McWethy, Mio Alt, Elena Argiriadis, Dario Battistel, Richard G. Everett, Gregory T. Pederson
Year Published: 2020
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Fuels reduction treatments to mitigate fire behavior are common in ponderosa pine ecosystems of the western United States. While initial impacts of fuel treatments have been reported, less is known about treatment longevity as live and dead fuels change with time. We analyzed fuel dynamics in ponderosa pine–Douglas-fir forests 21–23...
Author(s): Sharon M. Hood, Christopher R. Keyes, Katelynn J. Bowen, Duncan C. Lutes, Carl A. Seielstad
Year Published: 2020
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Red Flag Warnings (RFWs) issued by the National Weather Service in the United States (U.S.) are an important early warning system for fire potential based on forecasts of critical fire weather that promote increased fire activity, including the occurrence of large fires. However, verification of RFWs as they relate to fire activity...
Author(s): Josh Clark, John T. Abatzoglou, Nicholas J. Nauslar, Alistair M. S. Smith
Year Published: 2020
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Large wildfires can have profound and lasting impacts not only from direct consumption of vegetation but also longer‐term effects such as persistent soil erosion. The 2002 Hayman Fire burned in one of the watersheds supplying water to the Denver metropolitan area, thus there was concern regarding hillslope erosion and sedimentation...
Author(s): Peter R. Robichaud, Sarah A. Lewis, Joseph W. Wagenbrenner, Robert E. Brown, Frederick B. Pierson
Year Published: 2020
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Destructive flash floods and debris flows are a common menace following wildfire. The restoration of protection provided by forests from post-fire floods and debris flows depends on the recovery of infiltration and attendant reduction of infiltration-excess surface runoff generation. This work examines seven years of post-fire...
Author(s): Brian A. Ebel
Year Published: 2020
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Continuing long and extensive wildfire seasons in the Western US emphasize the need for better understanding of wildfire impacts including post‐fire management scenarios. Advancements in our understanding of post‐fire hillslope erosion and watershed response such as flooding, sediment yield, and debris flows have recently received...
Author(s): Peter R. Robichaud, Sarah A. Lewis, Robert E. Brown, Edwin D. Bone, Erin S. Brooks
Year Published: 2020
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
The Lion Fire 2011 (LF11) and Lion Fire 2017 (LF17) were similar in size, location, and smoke transport. The same locations were used to monitor both fires for ground level fine particulate matter (PM2.5). Ground level PM2.5 is used to determine the relative smoke exposure from fire management tactics used during LF11 and LF17. The...
Author(s): Don Schweizer, Ricardo Cisneros, Kathleen M. Navarro
Year Published: 2020
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Background tree mortality is a complex process that requires large sample sizes and long timescales to disentangle the suite of ecological factors that collectively contribute to tree stress, decline, and eventual mortality. Tree mortality associated with acute disturbance events, in contrast, is conspicuous and frequently studied,...
Author(s): Tucker J. Furniss, Andrew J. Larson, Van R. Kane, James A. Lutz
Year Published: 2020
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Seeding an area after a fire has long been used to control erosion and suppress problem invasive grasses like cheatgrass. But for managers, choosing the right seed mix to use can be tricky. Seed mixes containing only native species are ideal for areas where natural vegetation recovery is a long-term objective, but there is a...
Year Published: 2020
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).