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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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Historical fire suppression efforts have led to the alteration of forest structure and fuel conditions across the United States. Correspondingly, managers are now faced with higher fuel loads and denser vegetation as well as growing forest communities and wildland-urban interface. While managers recognize the ecological benefits of...
Author(s): Danielle K. Mazzotta
Year Published: 2012
Type: Document : Dissertation or Thesis
Extensive beetle outbreaks across western North American forests have spurred debates about how to best protect communities from wildfire. Previous work has found that fuels in the wildland-urban interface and especially in the defensible space (40-m radius) around structures are the most important determinants of the flammability...
Author(s): Glen Aronson, Dominik Kulakowski, Glen Aronson, Dominik Kulakowski
Year Published: 2012
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
As part of a Joint Fire Science Program project, a team of social scientists reviewed existing fire social science literature to develop a targeted synthesis of scientific knowledge on the following questions: 1. What is the public's understanding of fire's role in the ecosystem? 2. Who are trusted sources of information about fire...
Author(s): Sarah M. McCaffrey, Christine Olsen
Year Published: 2012
Type: Document : Synthesis, Technical Report or White Paper
The purpose of this white paper is to discuss fires on the Colorado Front Range and to share initial observations of fire behavior and home destruction during the Waldo Canyon Fire. It is my hope that these lessons and observations will be beneficial to agencies and especially the public. I want to share this information early when...
Author(s): Richard D. Stratton
Year Published: 2012
Type: Document : Technical Report or White Paper
Wildland fires and resulting effects have increased in recent years. Efforts are under way nationwide to proactively manage vegetative conditions to reduce the threat of wildland fires. Public support is critical to the successful implementation of fuels reduction programs, particularly at the wildland-urban interface. This study...
Author(s): Eric Toman, Melanie Stidham, Bruce A. Shindler, Sarah M. McCaffrey
Year Published: 2011
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
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
This study examined neighbourhood level wildfire mitigation programs being implemented in neighbourhoods in Canada (FireSmart-ForestWise), Australia (Community Fireguard) and the US (Firewise Communities). Semi-structured interviews were completed with 19 residents participating in the programs. A wide range of activities were...
Author(s): Tara K. McGee
Year Published: 2011
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
In recent years, altered forest conditions, climate change, and the increasing numbers of homes built in fire prone areas has meant that wildfires are affecting more people. An important part of minimizing the potential negative impacts of wildfire is engaging homeowners in mitigating the fire hazard on their land. It is therefore...
Author(s): Sarah M. McCaffrey, Melanie Stidham, Eric Toman, Bruce A. Shindler
Year Published: 2011
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
A key problem in developing a better understanding of different responses to landscape level management actions, such as fuel treatments, is being able to confidently record and accurately spatially delineate the meanings stakeholders ascribe to the landscape. To more accurately understand these relationships with the Bitterroot...
Author(s): Kari Gunderson, Stephen J. Carver, Brett Davis
Year Published: 2011
Type: Document : Conference Proceedings
As wildland fires affect more houses, increasing attention is being paid to how homeowners in affected areas respond to the wildfire threat. Most research on homeowner responses to wildfire has focused on actions homeowners take before a fire to mitigate their fire risk, particularly vegetation management. Less attention has been...
Author(s): Sarah M. McCaffrey, Greg Winter
Year Published: 2011
Type: Document : Technical Report or White Paper

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