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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.

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The future of wildland fire management depends on the course chosen by fire managers today. Our responsiveness to issues will determine how much we influence where we go. Economics in concert with a better appreciation of fire's role in ecosystem dynamics will significantly alter fire management as we know it today. Public subsidies...
Author(s): James B. Webb
Year Published: 1987
Type: Document : Conference Proceedings, Technical Report or White Paper
Nearly all wildfires are extinguished when they are still small. The 3-5% that get out of control cause 95% of all wildfire-related costs and damages (Dodge 1972, Wilson 1985). There are two ways to deal with these problem fires. One practice is to limit fire by suppressing fires as soon as possible after they are detected....
Author(s): James M. Saveland
Year Published: 1987
Type: Document : Conference Proceedings
The understory base in pinyon-juniper woodlands has been depleted by past abuse and suppression by the tree overstory. Wise use of fire provides a means of reestablishing understory species in the successional cycle. Postfire survival of understory plants depends upon physical placement of the plant in the community as well as the...
Author(s): Richard L. Everett
Year Published: 1987
Type: Document : Conference Proceedings, Synthesis, Technical Report or White Paper
Safety and danger are usually seen as opposites that exclude one another in practice. Safety is often seen as the absence of danger, and danger is often seen as the absence of safety. This book, however, argues that the two conditions are unavoidably and unconditionally connected and that continued safety must encourage the...
Author(s): Aaron Wildavsky
Year Published: 1987
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Forty-six debris flows in a fifth-order basin in the Oregon Coast Range, U.S.A., were studied to determine the role and significance of debris flows in sediment routing. Dating of charcoal from basal colluvium in three bedrock hollows and in one first-order channel yielded an average landslide recurrence interval of approximately...
Author(s): Lee E. Benda, Thomas Dunne
Year Published: 1987
Type: Document : Conference Proceedings
Provides information on use of prescribed fire to enhance productivity of bunchgrass ranges that have been invaded by Douglas-fir. Six vegetative "situations" representative of treatment opportunities most commonly encountered in Montana are discussed. Included are fire prescription considerations and identification of the resource...
Author(s): George E. Gruell, James K. Brown, Charles L. Bushey
Year Published: 1986
Type: Document : Technical Report or White Paper
Whitebark pine (Pinusa albicaulis)s found at timberline and in subalpine forests from central California and western Wyoming north to British Columbia and Alberta. This speciesh as been of little interest for commercial timber, but in recent years its large seeds( average2 ,600/1bh) aveb eenr ecognized as an important food source...
Author(s): Stephen F. Arno
Year Published: 1986
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Describes the first 10 years of vegetation development following disturbance by a holocaustic forest fire in a western redcedar-western hemlock type in the Selkirk Range. Postfire development of vegetation is represented as life-form stages and predominant cover species. Differential development of plant species established in the...
Author(s): Peter F. Stickney
Year Published: 1986
Type: Document : Technical Report or White Paper
Means, standard deviations, and quartiles of fuel loadings were determined for litter, for downed woody material of 0 to one-fourth inch, one-fourth to 1 inch, 0 to 1 inch, and 1 to 3 inches, for herbaceous vegetation, and for shrubs by cover types and fire groups. The studies were conducted at four locations in northwestern Wyoming...
Author(s): James K. Brown, Collin D. Bevins
Year Published: 1986
Type: Document : Research Brief or Fact Sheet
More intensive management could be applied to many young stands in conifer forests of the Northern Rockies. Vast areas are stocked with stands that contain a mixture of conifer species. An important mixed species cover type in this region is the western larch type (formerly called the larch-Douglas-fir type...
Author(s): Dennis M. Cole, Wyman C. Schmidt
Year Published: 1986
Type: Document : Technical Report or White Paper

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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).