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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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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
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
The primary factor in estimating fire danger is fuel moisture. Fuel moisture varies seasonally and should be measured over an entire fire season using remote sensing technologies and verified using ground measurements. Recent advances in spaceborne and airborne imaging systems can potentially significantly improve the ability to...
Author(s): Jennifer L. Rechel, Dar A. Roberts
Year Published: 2005
Type: Document : Technical Report or White Paper
Landscape fragmentation can affect fuel accumulation, increase the spatial variability of fuel loads, and affect the susceptibility of forests to fire. Fragmentation creates a complex environment in which to manage forests in the United States and Puerto Rico and few studies have related the combined effects of fragmentation,...
Author(s): William A. Gould, Grizelle Gonzalez, Andrew T. Hudak
Year Published: 2005
Type: Document : Technical Report or White Paper
Canopy bulk density (CBD) is an important crown characteristic needed to predict crown fire spread, yet it is difficult to measure in the field. Presented here is a comprehensive research effort to evaluate six indirect sampling techniques for estimating CBD. As reference data, detailed crown fuel biomass measurements were taken on...
Author(s): Robert E. Keane, Elizabeth D. Reinhardt, Joe H. Scott, Kathy L. Gray, James J. Reardon
Year Published: 2005
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
This assessment characterizes, at a regional scale, forest biomass that can potentially be removed to implement the fuel reduction and ecosystem restoration objectives of the National Fire Plan for the Western United States. The assessment area covers forests on both public and private ownerships in the region and describes all...
Author(s): Robert B. Rummer, Jeffrey P. Prestemon, Dennis May, Patrick D. Miles, John Vissage, Ronald E. McRoberts, Greg C. Liknes, Wayne D. Shepperd, Dennis E. Ferguson, William J. Elliot, I. Sue Miller, Stephen E. Reutebuch, R. James Barbour, Jeremy S. Fried, Bryce J. Stokes, Edward M. Bilek, Kenneth E. Skog
Year Published: 2005
Type: Document : Technical Report or White Paper

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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).