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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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A series of single and stereo photographs displaying a range of natural conditions and fuel loadings in sagebrush with grass and ponderosa pine-juniper types in central Montana. Each group of photos includes inventory data summarizing vegetation composition, structure, and loading: woody material loading and density by size class;...
Author(s): Roger D. Ottmar, Robert E. Vihnanek, Clinton S. Wright
Year Published: 2007
Type: Document : Technical Report or White Paper
Fire managers need better estimates of fuel loading so they can more accurately predict the potential fire behavior and effects of alternative fuel and ecosystem restoration treatments. This report presents a new fuel sampling method, called the photoload sampling technique, to quickly and accurately estimate loadings for six common...
Author(s): Robert E. Keane, Laura J. Dickinson
Year Published: 2007
Type: Document : Technical Report or White Paper
Wildland fire managers need better estimates of fuel loading so they can accurately predict potential fire behavior and effects of alternative fuel and ecosystem restoration treatments. This report presents the development and evaluation of a new fuel sampling method, called the photoload sampling technique, to quickly and...
Author(s): Robert E. Keane, Laura J. Dickinson
Year Published: 2007
Type: Document : Technical Report or White Paper
ANNOTATION: The potential for biomass utilization to enhance the economics of treating hazardous forest fuels was examined on the Bitterroot National Forest and surrounding areas. Initial forest stand conditions were identified from Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) data and the Forest Vegetation Simulator (FVS) was used to...
Author(s): Robin P. Silverstein, Dan R. Loeffler, J. Greg Jones, David E. Calkin, Hans R. Zuuring, Martin Twer
Year Published: 2006
Type: Document : Conference Proceedings
The Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) program has produced estimates of the extent and composition of the Nation's forests for several decades. FIA data have been used with a flexible silvicultural thinning option, a fire hazard model for preharvest and postharvest fire hazard assessment, a harvest economics model, and geospatial...
Author(s): Patrick D. Miles, Kenneth E. Skog, Wayne D. Shepperd, Elizabeth D. Reinhardt, Roger D. Fight
Year Published: 2006
Type: Document : Conference Proceedings, Technical Report or White Paper
Although lidar data are widely available from commercial contractors, operational use in North America is still limited by both cost and the uncertainty of large-scale application and associated model accuracy issues. We analyzed whether small-footprint lidar data obtained from five noncontiguous geographic areas with varying...
Author(s): Jennifer L. Rooker Jensen, Karen S. Humes, Tamara Conner, Christopher Jason Williams, John DeGroot
Year Published: 2006
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
The FTM-West ('fuel treatment market' model for U.S. West) is a dynamic partial market equilibrium model of regional softwood timber and wood product markets, designed to project future market impacts of expanded fuel treatment programs that remove trees to reduce fire hazard on forestlands in the U.S. West. The model solves...
Author(s): Peter J. Ince, Henry Spelter
Year Published: 2006
Type: Document : Conference Proceedings
Spatial variation in vegetation and coarse wood is a major source of forest heterogeneity, yet little is known about how this affects ecosystem processes. In 15-year-old postfire lodgepole pine (Pinus contorta var. latifolia Englem.) stands in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, we investigated how the decomposition rate varies with...
Author(s): Alysa J. Remsburg, Monica G. Turner
Year Published: 2006
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
We compared the utility of discrete-return light detection and ranging (lidar) data and multispectral satellite imagery, and their integration, for modeling and mapping basal area and tree density across two diverse coniferous forest landscapes in north-central Idaho. We applied multiple linear regression models subset from a suite...
Author(s): Andrew T. Hudak, Nicholas L. Crookston, Jeffrey S. Evans, Michael J. Falkowski, Alistair M. S. Smith, Paul E. Gessler, Penelope Morgan
Year Published: 2006
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Assessment of crown fire potential requires quantification of canopy fuels. In this study, canopy fuels were measured destructively on plots in five Interior West conifer stands. Observed canopy bulk density, canopy fuel load, and vertical profiles of canopy fuels are compared with those estimated from stand data using several...
Author(s): Elizabeth D. Reinhardt, Joe H. Scott, Kathy L. Gray, Robert E. Keane
Year Published: 2006
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article

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