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Research and Publications Database

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).

Note: Additional Northern Rockies fire research is available from our Webinar & Video Archive, which provides access to webinars, videos, podcasts, and seminars.

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The main effect burning on water quality is the potential for increased runoff of rainfall. Runoff may carry suspended soil particles, dissolved inorganic nutrients, and other materials into adjacent streams and lakes, reducing water quality and degrading fish habitat (Wade and Lundsford 1988). However, most studies in the South...
Author(s): A. R. Tiedemann, Carol E. Conrad, John H. Dieterich, James W. Hornbeck, Walter F. Megahan, Leslie A. Viereck, Dale D. Wade
Year Published: 1979
Type: Document : Conference Proceedings
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
Examines economic feasibility of managing nonslash fuels in mature timber to reduce the costs and damages of wildfire. A 1.2-million-acre (496,000 hectare) study area is stratified by timber value, fire occurrence rate, and fuel hazard. Maximum potential fuel management benefits-based on the elimination of expected class E+ fires-...
Author(s): Donald Brent Wood
Year Published: 1979
Type: Document : Research Brief or Fact Sheet
In early September 1975, two clearcuts (14 and 17 acres; 5.7 and 6.9 ha), two sets of 4 small clearcuts (1.5 acres; 0.6 ha each), and one shelterwood cutting (22 acres; 8.9 ha) were broadcast burned principally for seedbed preparation and fuel reduction on the Coram Experimental Forest. The objective was to develop a model for...
Author(s): Donald K. Artley, Raymond C. Shearer, Robert W. Steele
Year Published: 1978
Type: Document : Technical Report or White Paper
During the first 3 years after a severe wildfire in 1970, maximum concentrations of nitrate-N (NO3-N) in stream water increased from prefire levels of <0.016 to 0.$6 mg/liter on a burned, unfertilized watershed and to 0.54 and 1.47 mg/liter on two watersheds that were burned and fertilized. Maximum NO3-N concentration in the...
Author(s): A. R. Tiedemann, J. D. Helvey, T. D. Anderson
Year Published: 1978
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Sorption studies of ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa Laws.) needles and litter beds of current year cast show a shorter response time and lower equilibrium moisture contents than most other conifer needle data in the literature. For conditions below fiber saturation, the response time is described best by considering the time for 95...
Author(s): Hal E. Anderson, Robert D. Schuette, Robert W. Mutch
Year Published: 1978
Type: Document : Technical Report or White Paper
In preparing a state-of-knowledge review for fire and fauna, our basic reference source was the chapter "Effects of Fire on Birds and Mammals," by J. F. Bendell (1974) in the book "Fire and Ecosystems". In addition to summarizing this 52-page paper, we added material covering invertebrates and stream fauna and attempted to recognize...
Author(s): L. Jack Lyon, Hewlette S. Crawford, Eugene Czuhai, Richard L. Fredriksen, R. F. Harlow, Louis J. Metz, Henry A. Pearson
Year Published: 1978
Type: Document : Conference Proceedings
Development of equations for predicting fuel bed depth (called "bulk depth" herein) appropriate for modeling fire behavior in slash is described. Bulk depth (y) was correlated with the expected number of 1/4-to 1-inch-diameter particle intercepts per foot of vertical plane transect (x) by regressions of the form y = a\x. Values of "...
Author(s): Frank A. Albini, James K. Brown
Year Published: 1978
Type: Document : Technical Report or White Paper
ANNOTATION: Relationships between live and dead crown weight and DBH, crown length, tree height, and crown ratio are presented for 11 Rocky Mountain conifers. Also included are partitioned estimates of crown foliage and branchwood. This study shows a high correlation between DBH and crown weight.
Author(s): James K. Brown
Year Published: 1978
Type: Document : Technical Report or White Paper
Twenty control burns performed with a wide range of fuel loadings and moisture conditions were used to study the effectiveness of old fuel reduction under standing Douglas-fir/larch forest. This paper reports the influence of burning on nutrient retention and loss from the soil. Sixty % of the fires were successful in reducing...
Author(s): Nellie M. Stark
Year Published: 1977
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).