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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).

Note: Additional Northern Rockies fire research is available from our Webinar & Video Archive.

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Fire-killed and fire-damaged timber are an important source of fiber and are becoming more important because of a decrease in the land base available for timber harvest. Forest managers need to know the causes of deterioration and degrade, the expected losses in product volume and value, and the impact of time on deterioration. This...
Author(s): Eini C. Lowell, Susan A. Willits, Robert L. Krahmer
Year Published: 1992
Type: Document : Technical Report or White Paper
Changes in bird populations as a result of a 122 ha forest fire are evaluated. There is little evidence of any drastic effect on numbers of birds, species, or species diversity in the year of the fire or 2 years later.
Author(s): L. Jack Lyon, John M. Marzluff
Year Published: 1985
Type: Document : Technical Report or White Paper
Development of natural vegetation and seeded grasses on a severely burned Douglas-fir forest area is described for the first 5 postfire years. Results are described separately for ravine and upland sites. Results of special studies of moss recovery and tree seedling distribution are also reported.
Author(s): Marilyn F. Crane, James R. Habeck, William C. Fischer
Year Published: 1984
Type: Document : Technical Report or White Paper
In early August 1961, more than 26,000 acres (10,500 ha) of upper montane and subalpine forest on the Bitterroot National Forest burned in a lightning-caused wildfire. At the time, the Sleeping Child Burn represented the single largest forest fire in the Northern Rocky Mountains in more than 20 years. Historically, large wildfires...
Author(s): L. Jack Lyon
Year Published: 1984
Type: Document : Technical Report or White Paper
In the year following the 1961 Sleeping Child forest fire on the Bitterroot National Forest, Montana, 11 permanent transects were established within the burn. Vegetation development was recorded through 1973, but only four transects were considered indicative of seral forest succession independent of superimposed management...
Author(s): L. Jack Lyon
Year Published: 1976
Type: Document : Technical Report or White Paper
Speaker: Paul Rogers, Director, Western Aspen Alliance, Adjunct Associate Professor, Utah State University. Event: Restoring the West Conference 2015 - Restoration and Fire in the Interior West.
Type: Media : Video
In this video, Marilyn Wildey, Hydrology Technician with the Bitterroot National Forest, describes the Burned Area Recovery Project proposed after the Bitterroot fires of 2000. This was filmed at the Bitterroot National Forest headquarters in Hamilton, MT, which was one of the stops during the Fires of 2000 field trip that was part...
Type: Media : Video
Following the 2005 School Fire that burned about 50,000 acres of forests and grasslands on the Umatilla National Forest, Washington, managers wanted to limit weed spread and soil erosion in severely burned areas. Various mulch treatments (wheat straw, wood strand, and hydromulch) were used to control erosion on steep slopes above...
Type: Media : Webinar
Matt Germino, Research Ecologist, USGS Snake River Field Station, Boise, ID, discusses experimental insights on challenges and opportunities regarding climate, weather, and sagebrush seed sources.
Type: Media : Webinar
Lee MacDonald, Professor, Colorado State University, Department of Forest, Rangeland, and Watershed Stewardship, discusses geomorphic changes following the Hayman and Schoonover wildfires at the Hayman Fire Science Symposium: Lessons Learned after Ten Years of Recovery, Rehabilitation, and Restoration.
Type: Media : Webinar

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