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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 2,100 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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It has been suggested that thinning trees and other fuel-reduction practices aimed at reducing the probability of high-severity forest fire are consistent with efforts to keep carbon (C) sequestered in terrestrial pools, and that such practices should therefore be rewarded rather than penalized in C-accounting schemes. By evaluating...
Author(s): John L. Campbell, Mark E. Harmon, Stephen R. Mitchell
Year Published: 2011
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article, Synthesis
The goal of this guide is to provide a resource for managers of mixed conifer forests of the Southwestern plateaus and uplands, the Central and Southern Rocky Mountains, the Sierra Nevada, and the Transverse and Peninsular Ranges in Southern California. Mixed conifer forests have different species, structures, and spatial patterns...
Author(s): Alexander M. Evans, Rick G. Everett, Scott L. Stephens, James A. Youtz
Year Published: 2011
Type: Document : Synthesis, Technical Report or White Paper
We used the Fire and Fuels Extension to the Forest Vegetation Simulator (FFE-FVS) to simulate fuel treatment effects on 45,162 stands in low- to midelevation dry forests (e.g., ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa Dougl. ex. P....
Author(s): Morris C. Johnson, Maureen C. Kennedy, David L. Peterson
Year Published: 2011
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
This report provides managers with the current state of knowledge regarding the effectiveness of fuel treatments for mitigating severe wildfire effects. A literature review examines the effectiveness of fuel treatments that had been previously applied and were subsequently burned through by wildfire in forests and rangelands. A case...
Author(s): Andrew T. Hudak, Ian Rickert, Penelope Morgan, Eva K. Strand, Sarah A. Lewis, Peter R. Robichaud, Chad M. Hoffman, Zachary A. Holden
Year Published: 2011
Type: Document : Synthesis, Technical Report or White Paper
Whitebark pine (Pinus albicaulis) has been declining across much of its range in North America because of the combined effects of mountain pine beetle epidemics, fire exclusion policies, and widespread exotic blister rust infections. Whitebark pine seed is dispersed by a bird, the Clark's nutcracker, which caches seed in open,...
Author(s): Robert E. Keane
Year Published: 2011
Type: Document : Conference Proceedings
The US National Fire Plan (NFP) is among the largest forest-restoration initiatives worldwide, removing wildland fuels on about 11 million hectares and costing over $6 billion. We evaluated the extent to which areas treated under the NFP-from 2004 to 2008, in forest ecosystems outside the wildland-urban interface in 11 western...
Author(s): Tania L. Schoennagel, Cara R. Nelson
Year Published: 2011
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Concern over increased wildland fire threats on public lands throughout the western United States makes fuel reduction activities the primary driver of many management projects. This single-issue focus recalls a management planning process practiced frequently in recent decades - a least-harm approach where the primary objective is...
Author(s): Keith Stockmann, Kevin D. Hyde, J. Greg Jones, Dan R. Loeffler, Robin P. Silverstein
Year Published: 2010
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article, Management or Planning Document
We evaluate the economic efficiency of even- and uneven-aged management systems under risk of wildfire. The management problems are formulated for a mixed-conifer stand and approximations of the optimal solutions are obtained using simulation optimization. The Northern Idaho variant of the Forest Vegetation Simulator and its Fire...
Author(s): Kari Hyytiainen, Robert G. Haight
Year Published: 2010
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Forest managers use prescribed fire to reduce wildfire risk and to provide resource benefits, yet little information is available on whether prescribed fires can function as ecological surrogates for wildfire in fire-prone landscapes. Information on impacts and benefits of this management tool on stream and riparian ecosystems is...
Author(s): Robert S. Arkle, David S. Pilliod
Year Published: 2010
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
The Western Governors' Association's Forest Health Advisory Committee (FHAC) sought answers to questions on how large scale forest treatment collaboratives are doing throughout the West. They were particularly interested in finding out where groups of different stakeholders were finding 'zones of agreement', what successes they are...
Author(s): Cheryl R. Renner
Year Published: 2010
Type: Document : Technical Report or White Paper

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