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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 2,200 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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In 2000, wildfires burned more than 200,000 acres on the Bitterroot National Forest of Montana and nearly 1.5 million acres in the Northern and Intermountain Regions. Management activities associated with fire suppression and post-fire restoration have had the unintentional consequence of promoting invasive weeds. As part of fire...
Author(s): Elaine Kennedy Sutherland
Year Published: 2003
Type: Document : Conference Proceedings
Increased runoff and erosion commonly occur after wildfires with the onset of precipitation events. Various erosion mitigation treatments are often used after wildfires to reduce flooding and sedimentation. The effectiveness of these treatments has not been well documented in the literature; therefore we undertook a rapid response...
Author(s): Peter R. Robichaud, Robert E. Brown
Year Published: 2003
Type: Document : Conference Proceedings
A one-day symposium organized by the editors was held the following year in Portland, Oregon, at the annual meeting of the Cooper Ornithological Society. The central focus of the symposium was to contrast patterns in the western versus eastern United States, and to differentiate and contrast natural...
Author(s): Natasha B. Kotliar, Sallie Hejl, Richard L. Hutto, Victoria A. Saab, C. P. Melcher, Mary E. McFadzen
Year Published: 2002
Type: Document : Conference Proceedings
We examined the use of snag stands by seven species of cavity-nesting birds from 1994-1998. Selection of snags was studied in logged and unlogged burned forests at two spatial scales: microhabitat (local vegetation characteristics) and landscape (composition and patterning of surrounding vegetation types). We modeled nest occurrence...
Author(s): Victoria A. Saab, Ree Brannon, Jonathan G. Dudley, Larry Donohoo, Dave Vanderzanden, Vicky Johnson, Henry Lachowski
Year Published: 2002
Type: Document : Technical Report or White Paper
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Author(s): Natasha B. Kotliar, Sallie Hejl, Richard L. Hutton, Victoria A. Saab, C. P. Melcher, Mary E. McFadzen
Year Published: 2002
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Invasive, nonnative plant species have been a concern of land managers within the temperate and boreal coniferous forest eco-region for nearly a century. Fire management, timber harvest, grazing, mining, recreation, and agriculture have not only exacerbated invasive species establishment and spread, but have been impacted by such...
Author(s): Richy J. Harrod, Sarah Reichard
Year Published: 2000
Type: Document : Conference Proceedings, Synthesis
Spending on postfire emergency watershed rehabilitation has increased during the past decade. A west-wide evaluation of USDA Forest Service burned area emergency rehabilitation (BAER) treatment effectiveness was undertaken as a joint project by USDA Forest Service Research and National Forest System staffs. This evaluation covers...
Author(s): Peter R. Robichaud, Jan L. Beyers, Daniel G. Neary
Year Published: 2000
Type: Document : Technical Report or White Paper
From 1994 to 1996, researchers monitored 695 nests of nine cavity-nesting bird species and measured vegetation at nest sites and at 90 randomly located sites in burned ponderosa pine forests of southwestern Idaho. Site treatments included two types of salvage logging, and unlogged controls. All bird species selected nest sites with...
Author(s): Victoria A. Saab, Jonathan G. Dudley
Year Published: 1998
Type: Document : Technical Report or White Paper
Plant mortality and productivity in semiarid grasslands may be affected by the length of time grazing is excluded during the postfire regeneration period. The degree of grazing tolerance for the semiarid bunchgrass species, Festuca idahoensis and Agropyron spicatum, exposed to fire, and how the variation in grazing tolerance was...
Author(s): Stephen C. Bunting, Ronald Robberecht, Guillermo E. Defosse
Year Published: 1998
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Following an August wildfire, sagebrush (Artemisia L.)/grass benchlands adjacent to Pocatello, Ida., were seeded with a mixture of exotic wheatgrasses and forbs by rangeland drill in November 1987. The effects of seeding on vegetation development in the immediate postfire years were evaluated by comparing plant density, vegetal...
Author(s): Teresa D. Ratzlaff, Jay E. Anderson
Year Published: 1995
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).