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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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Reports a first attempt to provide a computation system that will permit a rapid estimate of the amount of hazard to game fish caused by release of fire retardant chemical into streams. Field measurements necessary for application of the system are (1) the amount of retardant (pounds, nitrogen, calculated as NH3) that enters a...
Author(s): Wayne P. Van Meter, Charles E. Hardy
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
Twenty-nine journals and diaries were reviewed for their vegetation descriptions of the sagebrush-grass area in an attempt to assess the relative importance of herbaceous plants and woody brush in the northern Intermountain West. The early writings suggest a pristine vegetation visual& dominated by shrubs. Stands of grass...
Author(s): Thomas R. Vale
Year Published: 1975
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
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
Distribution of nutrients after the Entiat fire in north central Washington was examined. This intense fire produced an average ash weight on the soil surface of 2900 kg/ha. The ash layer contained 23 kg/ha N, 314 kg/ha Ca, 54 kg/ha Mg, 70 kg/ha K, and 22 kg/ha Na. Nutrient losses during the fire as a result of combined...
Author(s): Charles C. Grier
Year Published: 1975
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
The effects of wildfire and logging on erosion from two small catchments of the Pine Creek drainage in Idaho, USA, were investigated. One catchment was clearfelled in 1972 and a wildfire burned in the study areas in 1973. The fire was more intense on the clear felled area (estimated fuels were 90 and 10 tons/acre on felled and...
Author(s): Walter F. Megahan, D. C. Molitor
Year Published: 1975
Type: Document : Conference Proceedings
Seventy-three clearcuts in western larch/Douglas-fir forests of western Montana were broadcast burned over a wide range of environmental conditions for the purpose of quantifying fire characteristics and burn accomplishment. The moisture content of the upper duff, and the National Fire-Danger Rating System Buildup Index (1964) were...
Author(s): William R. Beaufait, Charles E. Hardy, William C. Fischer
Year Published: 1975
Type: Document : Technical Report or White Paper
Establishment of western larch (Larix occidentalis Nutt.) seedlings is favored by site preparation that reduces both the duff layer and the sprouting potential of competing vegetation. A cooperative study of the use of fire in silviculture in northwestern Montana provided conditions to research the effectiveness of prescribed...
Author(s): Raymond C. Shearer
Year Published: 1975
Type: Document : Technical Report or White Paper
For many years there has been much interest in moisture studies of forest fuels. The study reported here was in its 17th year when the author became involved. The study was terminated 2 years later. All data were compiled, adjusted, and analyzed; a report was prepared but not published. Continued interest in moisture content of...
Author(s): Arthur P. Brackebusch
Year Published: 1975
Type: Document : Technical Report or White Paper
A recent large-scale study of prescribed broadcast burning in western Montana required the development of a system for inventory of clearcut logging slash furls before and after fire treatment. The system is best suited for inventorying material which tends to be oriented parallel to the ground. The inventory system uses line...
Author(s): William R. Beaufait, Michael A. Marsden, Rodney A. Norum
Year Published: 1974
Type: Document : Technical Report or White Paper

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