In partnership with scientists and managers, we produce and sponsor videos to share information about specific topics in support of fire and fuels management.
Learn more about how the Northern Rockies Fire Science Network facilitates knowledge exchange among fire managers and scientists through this short promo video.
This two-day workshop addressed issues including post-fire effects, prescribed fire, aquatic systems, fire messaging, and the social issues around fire in wilderness. Following a day of presentations, the evening's cookout allowed everyone to make new connections and enjoy a meal together, even under soggy conditions. The second day's field trip had lively discussion about the barriers and opportunities for wilderness fire management.
Spokane Tribal community members and partners describe the importance of cultural burning to community wellness and food sovereignty and demonstrate their burning and gardening practices on the Spokane Tribal Network Food Sovereignty Garden. This film was produced by the Northern Rockies Fire Science Network and the Spokane Tribal Network.
For the USDA Forest Service, wilderness fire management began in the Northern Rockies. Explore the history of wilderness fire management through nationally significant case studies in the Selway Bitterroot Wilderness, Glacier and Yellowstone National Parks, and the Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex. Hear interviews from retirees Orville Daniels, Dick Bahr, and Laurie Kurth, and scientist Mark Finney, who use the Bad Luck (1972), Canyon Creek (1988), Yellowstone (1988) and Howling (1994) fires to share lessons learned and describe how these fires shaped fire use and national fire policy.
Lessons learned from wilderness fire management in the Northern Rockies. Intended to spark discussion about managing fire for resource benefit on public lands: including reasons behind using this management approach; factors that influence the ability to do so; resources and steps that support fire for resource benefit; considerations to keep in mind; and other wisdom from experts. This video is not intended to provide solutions to every issue, but to catalyze conversation.
After considerable planning and partnership, the Payette National Forest is leading the way in landscape-scale controlled burns. These burns aim to enhance important plant and animal habitat and reduce the risk of future wildfires to the surrounding communities. This short video outlines the process used to complete these landscape-scale burns. Funding for this video came from the Northern Rockies Fire Science Network and the interagency Joint Fire Science Program.
The 2016 lightning-caused Berry Fire was the largest fire on record for Grand Teton National Park. This video, by videographer Peri Sasnett, highlights the challenges managers face in balancing ecological benefits of fire with the human inconvenience fire can cause on public lands and in nearby communities. Dramatic footage of the fire burning contrasts with lodgepole seedlings sprouting and wildlife foraging in the burned area one year later. Viewers will hear commentary from park staff and scientists about how the Berry Fire was managed, and what made this fire so unusual.
The Aldo Leopold Wilderness Research Institute presents this short film about the critical importance of wilderness fire science to understanding the complex nature of forest fires, and to informing natural resource management across all landscapes.
Part 3 of 3. How can agencies, institutions and tribal cultures communicate about issues that relate to ecology and lifeways when the terms can mean different things? Is it learning how to talk or how to listen?
We also maintain a broad Northern Rockies-relevant Webinars and Recorded Media Database that can be searched by presenter, date, topic, and ecosystem.
Video recordings of presentations made during NRFSN-hosted workshops and field trips can be accessed through the following past event pages:
- Wilderness Fire Management: Easier Now or Later? (2019)
- Whitebark Pine Ecosystem Foundation Science and Management Workshop (2016)
- Learning from a Legacy of Wilderness Fire In the Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex (2016)
- Fires of 2000: Revisiting Social, Political, and Ecological Issues (2014)
- Fire Effects Field Trip with Dick Hutto (2014)