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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 2,100 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).

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Large wildfire events in coniferous forests of the western United States are often followed by postfire timber harvest. The long-term impacts of postfire timber harvest on fire-associated cavity-nesting bird species are not well documented. We studied nest-site selection by cavity-nesting birds over a 10-year period (1994-2003),...
Author(s): Victoria A. Saab, Robin E. Russell, Jonathan G. Dudley
Year Published: 2009
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Various methods are available to reduce post-wildfire erosion, but there is limited quantitative information on the relative effectiveness of these techniques. We used rainfall simulations to compare the erosion and runoff rates from adjacent 0.5-m2 plots treated with aerial grass seeding and straw mulch with untreated control plots...
Author(s): Amy H. Groen, Scott W. Woods
Year Published: 2008
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
This state-of-knowledge review of information on relationships between wildland fire and nonnative invasive plants can assist fire managers and other land managers concerned with prevention, detection, and eradication or control of nonnative invasive plants. The 16 chapters in this volume synthesize ecological and botanical...
Year Published: 2008
Type: Document : Synthesis, Technical Report or White Paper
After the Valley Complex Fire burned 86 000 ha in western Montana in 2000, two studies were conducted to determine the effectiveness of contour-felled log, straw wattle, and hand-dug contour trench erosion barriers in mitigating postfire runoff and erosion. Sixteen plots were located across a steep, severely burned slope, with a...
Author(s): Peter R. Robichaud, Frederick B. Pierson, Robert E. Brown, Joseph W. Wagenbrenner
Year Published: 2008
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Between 1998 and 2002, six sites were established immediately after large wildfires in the western United States to determine the effectiveness of contour-felled log erosion barriers in mitigating post-wildfire runoff and erosion. In each pair of matched, burned, and small watersheds (1-13 ha), one was treated with contour-felled...
Author(s): Peter R. Robichaud, Joseph W. Wagenbrenner, Robert E. Brown, Peter M. Wohlgemuth, Jan L. Beyers
Year Published: 2008
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
We monitored the nest densities and nest survival of seven cavity-nesting bird species, including four open-space foragers (American Kestrel [Falco sparverius], Lewis's Woodpecker [Melanerpes lewis], Western Bluebird [Sialia mexicana], and Mountain Bluebird [S. currucoides]) and three wood-foragers (Hairy Woodpecker [Picoides...
Author(s): Victoria A. Saab, Robin E. Russell, Jonathan G. Dudley
Year Published: 2007
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
The decision of where, when, and how to apply the most effective postfire erosion mitigation treatments requires land managers to assess the risk of damaging runoff and erosion events occurring after a fire. To meet this challenge, the Erosion Risk Management Tool (ERMiT) was developed. ERMiT is a web-based application that uses the...
Author(s): Peter R. Robichaud, William J. Elliot, Frederick B. Pierson, David E. Hall, Corey A. Moffet
Year Published: 2007
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Recent controversy concerning post-fire logging in Oregon is emblematic of the problems of "salvage logging" globally. Although tree regenernation after disturbances in forested areas is important, a narrow view of this issue ignores important ecologial lessons, especially the role of disturbances in diversifying and rejuvenating...
Author(s): Dominick A. DellaSala, James R. Karr, Tania L. Schoennagel, David A. Perry, Reed F. Noss, David B. Lindenmayer, Robert L. Beschta, Richard L. Hutto, Mark E. Swanson, Jon Evans
Year Published: 2006
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
The bird species in western North America that are most restricted to, and therefore most dependent on, severely burned conifer forests during the first years following a fire event depend heavily on the abundant standing snags for perch sites, nest sites, and food resources. Thus, it is critical to develop and apply appropriate...
Author(s): Richard L. Hutto
Year Published: 2006
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article, Synthesis
Administrative planning rules and legal challenges can have significant economic impacts on timber salvage programs on public lands. This paper examines the costs of the delay in salvage caused by planning rules and the costs associated with the volume reductions forced by legal challenges in one case study. The fires on the...
Author(s): Jeffrey P. Prestemon, David N. Wear, Fred J. Stewart, Thomas P. Holmes
Year Published: 2006
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article

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