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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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154 results

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
Summary of Findings: (1) Satellite imagery has the potential to map fuel models at the national and local levels: (a) Landsat. The Landfire project has shown that Landsat 7 (ETM+) data are useful for mapping fuels at the national level. Critical to developing accurate maps are data collected in the field on fuels and vegetation. At...
Author(s): Jan W. van Wagtendonk, Ralph Root, Carl H. Key
Year Published: 2005
Type: Document : Technical Report or White Paper
Land managers need cost-effective methods for mapping and characterizing forest fuels quickly and accurately. The launch of satellite sensors with increased spatial resolution may improve the accuracy and reduce the cost of fuels mapping. The objective of this research is to evaluate the accuracy and utility of imagery from the...
Author(s): Michael J. Falkowski, Paul E. Gessler, Penelope Morgan, Andrew T. Hudak, Alistair M. S. Smith
Year Published: 2005
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Stereo photographs, hemispherical photographs, and stand data are presented with associated biomass and canopy fuel characteristics for five Interior West conifer stands. Canopy bulk density, canopy base height, canopy biomass by component, available canopy fuel load, and vertical distribution of canopy fuel are presented for each...
Author(s): Joe H. Scott, Elizabeth D. Reinhardt
Year Published: 2005
Type: Document : Technical Report or White Paper
In 1999, a coarse-scale map of Fire Regime Condition Classes (FRCC) was developed for the conterminous United States (US) to help address contemporary fire management issues and to quantify changes in fuels from historical conditions. This map and its associated data have been incorporated into national policies (National Fire Plan...
Author(s): James P. Menakis, Melanie Miller, Thomas Thompson
Year Published: 2004
Type: Document : Conference Proceedings
We compared observed canopy fuel characteristics with those predicted by existing biomass algorithms. We specifically examined the accuracy of the biomass equations developed by Brown (1978. We used destructively sampled data obtained at 5 different study areas. We compared predicted and observed quantities of foliage and crown...
Author(s): Kathy L. Gray, Elizabeth D. Reinhardt
Year Published: 2004
Type: Document : Conference Proceedings
Appropriate types of thinning and surface fuel treatments are clearly useful in reducing surface and crown fire hazards under a wide range of fuels and topographic situations. This paper provides well-established scientific principles and simulation tools that can be used to adjust fuel treatments to attain specific risk levels.
Author(s): David L. Peterson, Sarah M. McCaffrey
Year Published: 2004
Type: Document : Research Brief or Fact Sheet
Fire hazard reflects the potential fire behavior and magnitude of effects as a function of fuel conditions. This fact sheet discusses crown fuels, surface fuels, and ground fuels and their contribution and involvement in wildland fire.
Author(s): Kelly O'Brian
Year Published: 2004
Type: Document : Research Brief or Fact Sheet
Fuels management responsibilities may include providing local property owners with the information for taking responsibility for reducing fuels on their land. This fact sheet discusses three different types of information that may be useful in programs to engage property owners in fuel reduction activities.
Author(s): Martha C. Monroe, Lisa Pennisi
Year Published: 2004
Type: Document : Research Brief or Fact Sheet

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Research and Publications Database

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).