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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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This article presents results from an interview-based case study examining burning practices of the Nez Perce tribe in the Inland Northwest in both their contemporary and historical policy context. Despite the lack of a prominent fire tradition, our interviews uncovered a legacy of knowledge and cultural traditions linked to fire...
Author(s): Matthew S. Carroll, Patricia J. Cohn, Travis B. Paveglio, Donna R. Drader, Pamela J. Jakes
Year Published: 2010
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Much recent literature explores controlled burning practices used by people of different cultures to manipulate landscapes. Because humans have only recently been able to suppress fires occurring at larger scales these studies focus on activities occurring at the scale of sites as making the greatest contribution to creating...
Author(s): Andrew Martin Miller, Iain Davidson-Hunt
Year Published: 2010
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
The key to working effectively with tribes is the ability to build trust and to respect differences. Unfortunately, all too often, fire managers make critical mistakes when dealing with tribal governments, tribal people, and tribal fire teams. It is easy to assume that the same ways of seeing things and communicating—the same...
Author(s): Germaine White, Pat McDowell
Year Published: 2009
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
The last 50 years or so have seen a steady increase in the rate of destructive wildfires across the world, partly as a result of climate change and partly as a result of encroachment of human settlement on fire-based ecosystems (Russell et al. 2004; Westerling et al. 2006). Years of active fire suppression in such areas has...
Author(s): Stephen J. Carver, Alan E. Watson, Tim Waters, Roian Matt, Kari Gunderson, Brett Davis
Year Published: 2009
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Until late in the nineteenth century, magnificent ponderosa pine forests blanketed much of the inland West. They covered perhaps 30 million acres, an area the size of New York state, spreading across the mountains of New Mexico, Arizona, and California and flourishing throughout the eastern Cascades, the intermountain Pacific...
Author(s): Stephen F. Arno, Lars Ostlund, Robert E. Keane
Year Published: 2008
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Traditional ecological knowledge within specific cultural and geographical contexts was explored during an interactive session at the 8th World Wilderness Congress to identify traditional principles of sustainability. Participants analyzed the traditional knowledge contained in ten posters from Canada and...
Author(s): Nancy C. Ratner, Davin L. Holen
Year Published: 2007
Type: Document : Conference Proceedings
This article explores the economic and cultural development potential of wildland fire management for American Indian communities. Wildland fire management provides opportunities to engage in ‘‘conservation-based development’’—helping communities to strengthen their connections with the land, improve ecosystem health, stimulate...
Author(s): Kathleen Rasmussen, Michael Hibbard, Kathy Lynn
Year Published: 2007
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Wilderness areas are primarily set aside to protect natural ecosystems and processes. However, most protected areas have a long history of native peoples' land use predating their protection. The general paucity of evidence in the form of historical records, in combination with romantic views of native peoples' effects on nature,...
Author(s): Lars Ostlund, Robert E. Keane, Stephen F. Arno, R. Andersson
Year Published: 2005
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
This study focused on the role of fire both as a perceived threat and a management tool of nonindustrial private forest and tribal forest landowners or managers in two counties in northeastern Washington State. Using qualitative social research methods and a risk perception conceptual frame, we identified distinct categories of...
Author(s): Matthew S. Carroll, Patricia J. Cohn, Keith A. Blatner
Year Published: 2004
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Native American land management practices could revive the processes needed to maintain the classic ecosystems and cultural integrity of our nation parks.
Author(s): M. Kat Anderson, Michael G. Barbour
Year Published: 2003
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article

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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).