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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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Examines economic feasibility of managing nonslash fuels in mature timber to reduce the costs and damages of wildfire. A 1.2-million-acre (496,000 hectare) study area is stratified by timber value, fire occurrence rate, and fuel hazard. Maximum potential fuel management benefits-based on the elimination of expected class E+ fires-...
Author(s): Donald Brent Wood
Year Published: 1979
Type: Document : Research Brief or Fact Sheet
Fire frequencies averaged 32 to 70 years in sagebrush-grass communities. Early spring and late fall fires are the least harmful to perennial grasses, although small plants and those with coarse stems are more tolerant of fire than large plants and those with leafy stems. Cheatgrass can be suppressed by burning in early summer, but...
Author(s): Henry A. Wright, Leon F. Neuenschwander, Carlton M. Britton
Year Published: 1979
Type: Document : Synthesis, Technical Report or White Paper
In early September 1975, two clearcuts (14 and 17 acres; 5.7 and 6.9 ha), two sets of 4 small clearcuts (1.5 acres; 0.6 ha each), and one shelterwood cutting (22 acres; 8.9 ha) were broadcast burned principally for seedbed preparation and fuel reduction on the Coram Experimental Forest. The objective was to develop a model for...
Author(s): Donald K. Artley, Raymond C. Shearer, Robert W. Steele
Year Published: 1978
Type: Document : Technical Report or White Paper
Guidelines are offered for safe, effective fire treatments in western larch/Douglas-fir forests. Describes procedures for estimating and limiting the scorching of tree crows. Provides a method for predicting percentage of the forest floor that will be burned down to mineral soil.
Author(s): Rodney A. Norum
Year Published: 1977
Type: Document : Research Brief or Fact Sheet
Reviews current knowledge of the effects of intensive wood utilization, prescribed burning, or a combination of both treatments, on the microbial ecology of forest soils. Identifies additional research that must be done to fill voids in knowledge.
Author(s): Alan E. Harvey, Martin F. Jurgensen, Michael J. Larsen
Year Published: 1976
Type: Document : Synthesis, Technical Report or White Paper
Wildfires play a multiple role in the distribution of dwarf mistletoes - they may either inhibit or encourage these parasites depending primarily on the size and intensity of the burn. Many reports suggest that fire exclusion policies of the past half century have resulted in increased dwarf mistletoe levels as, well as increased...
Author(s): Martin E. Alexander, Frank G. Hawksworth
Year Published: 1975
Type: Document : Synthesis, Technical Report or White Paper
Three cutting units of varying size, soil, and aspect located along streams in the Priest River Experimental Forest in northern Idaho were chosen for evaluation of changes in water quality caused by clearcutting and subsequent burning of slash. Water sampling stations were established on each creek-upstream, downstream, and on the...
Author(s): Gordon G. Snyder, Harold F. Haupt, George H. Belt
Year Published: 1975
Type: Document : Technical Report or White Paper
The dollar and nondollar effects of alternative levels of residue utilization in mature lodgepole pine are compared. Net dollar returns were greater in conventional logging (removal of green sawlogs to a 6-inch top, with slash piled and burned) than in near-complete harvesting (sawlog removal followed by field chipping of remaining...
Author(s): Robert E. Benson
Year Published: 1974
Type: Document : Technical Report or White Paper
A sagebrush-grass range was burned according to plan in 1936. Long-term results show that sagebrush yields have increased while most other important shrub, grass, and forb yields have decreased. Evaluation by subspecies of sage-brush was helpful in interpreting sagebrush behavior. The return of sagebrush shows the need for planning...
Author(s): Roy O. Harniss, Robert B. Murray
Year Published: 1973
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Prescribed fire has been used in the forests of the Intermountain West since 1910. It is employed for site preparation for planting or seeding, hazard reduction, livestock range and wildlife habitat improvement, cover type conversion, and insect or disease control. The major advantage of fire for all these objectives is its low cost...
Author(s): William R. Beaufait
Year Published: 1966
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).