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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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156 results

Designing a fuel-sampling program that accurately and efficiently assesses fuel load at relevant spatial scales requires knowledge of each sample method's strengths and weaknesses. We obtained loading values for six fuel components using five fuel load sampling techniques at five locations in western Montana, USA. The techniques...
Author(s): Pamela G. Sikkink, Robert E. Keane
Year Published: 2008
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
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
Research to quantify fuel consumption and flammability in shrub-dominated ecosystems has received little attention despite the widespread occurrence of fire-influenced, shrub-dominated landscapes across the arid lands of the western United States. While some research has addressed issues relating to fire behavior in some shrub-...
Author(s): Clinton S. Wright, Roger D. Ottmar, Sue A. Ferguson, Robert E. Vihnanek
Year Published: 2007
Type: Document : Technical Report or White Paper
A detailed study of canopy fuel characteristics in five different forest types provided a unique dataset for simulating the effects of various stand manipulation treatments on canopy fuels. Low thinning, low thinning with commercial dbh limit, and crown thinning had similar effects on canopy bulk density (CBD) and canopy fuel load (...
Author(s): Joe H. Scott, Elizabeth D. Reinhardt
Year Published: 2007
Type: Document : Conference Proceedings, Technical Report or White Paper
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
Foliar moisture content (FMC) is a primary factor in the canopy ignition process as surface fire transitions to crown fire. In combination with measured stand data and assumed environmental conditions, reasonable estimates of foliar moisture content are necessary to determine and justify silvicultural targets for canopy fuels...
Author(s): Christopher R. Keyes
Year Published: 2006
Type: Document : Conference Proceedings, Synthesis
This paper presents FTM-West, a partial market equilibrium model designed to project future wood market impacts of significantly expanded fuel treatment programs that could remove trees to reduce fire hazard on forestlands in the U.S. West. FTM-West was designed to account for structural complexities in marketing and utilization...
Author(s): Peter J. Ince, Andrew Kramp, Henry Spelter, Kenneth E. Skog, Dennis P. Dykstra
Year Published: 2006
Type: Document : Conference Proceedings

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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).