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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 2,900 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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162 results

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
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
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
Big sagebrush (Artemisia tridentata) ecosystems typically experience stand replacing fires during which some or all of the ignited biomass is consumed. Biomass consumption is directly related to the energy released during a fire, and is an important factor that determines smoke production and the effects of fire on other resources....
Author(s): Clinton S. Wright, Susan J. Prichard
Year Published: 2006
Type: Document : Conference Proceedings
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
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
We compared the accuracy and precision of digital hemispherical photography and the LI-COR LAI-2000 plant canopy analyzer as predictors of canopy fuels. We collected data on 12 plots in western Montana under a variety of lighting and sky conditions, and used a variety of processing methods to compute estimates. Repeated measurements...
Author(s): Abran Steele-Feldman, Elizabeth D. Reinhardt, Russell A. Parsons
Year Published: 2006
Type: Document : Conference Proceedings
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
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

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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).