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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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133 results

Most studies of wildland fire and residential development have focused on the cost of firefighting and solutions such as fuel reduction and fire-safe home building. Although some studies quantify the number of homes being built near forests, little research has indicated the potential magnitude of the problem in the future. This...
Author(s): Patricia Gude, Ray Rasker, Jeff van den Noort
Year Published: 2008
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
This chapter presents a stated preference technique for estimating the public benefits of reducing wildfires to residents of California, Florida, and Montana from two alternative fuel reduction programs: prescribed burning, and mechanical fuels reduction. The two fuel reduction programs under study are quite relevant to people...
Author(s): John B. Loomis, Armando Gonzalez-Caban
Year Published: 2008
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
With the focus of the National Fire Plan on decreasing fire risk in the wildland-urban interface, fire managers are increasingly tasked with reducing the fuel load in areas where mixed public and private ownership and a growing number of homes can make most fuel reduction methods problematic at best. In many of these intermix areas...
Author(s): Sarah M. McCaffrey
Year Published: 2008
Type: Document : Conference Proceedings, Technical Report or White Paper
Communities across the U.S. have been taking action to adapt to the wildfire risk they face. In a series of case studies conducted in 15 communities, researchers identified and described four elements that form the foundation for community wildfire preparedness: landscape, government, citizens, and community.
Author(s): Pamela J. Jakes, Linda E. Kruger, Martha C. Monroe, Kristen C. Nelson, Victoria Sturtevant
Year Published: 2007
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
The issue of sorting through who should bear responsibility for mitigating wildfire risk in the wildland-urban interface of the northern Inland West was approached using focus groups. The groups were selected to reflect a variety of stakeholders in the study area population for whom interface issues are relevant. Most participants...
Author(s): Brad R. Weisshaupt, Pamela J. Jakes, Matthew S. Carroll, Keith A. Blatner
Year Published: 2007
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
ANNOTATION: This study looks into increasingly severe fire seasons over the last two decades that have led policymakers to recognize the need for thinning overgrown stands of trees. Thinning presents a financial challenge and the problem is that hazardous fuel reduction projects-especially projects in the Wildland/Urban Interface-...
Author(s): Dave Atkins, Robert B. Rummer, Beth Dodson, Craig E. Thomas, Andy Horcher, Ed Messerlie, Craig Rawlings, David Haston
Year Published: 2007
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
ANNOTATION: This paper presents a model of interrelated timber markets in the U.S. West to assess the impacts of large-scale fuel reduction programs on these markets, and concomitant effects of the market on the fuel reduction programs. The model maximizes area treated, given fire regime-condition class priorities, maximum increases...
Author(s): Karen L. Abt, Jeffrey P. Prestemon
Year Published: 2006
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article, Synthesis
The Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) program has produced estimates of the extent and composition of the Nation's forests for several decades. FIA data have been used with a flexible silvicultural thinning option, a fire hazard model for preharvest and postharvest fire hazard assessment, a harvest economics model, and geospatial...
Author(s): Patrick D. Miles, Kenneth E. Skog, Wayne D. Shepperd, Elizabeth D. Reinhardt, Roger D. Fight
Year Published: 2006
Type: Document : Conference Proceedings, Technical Report or White Paper
Threat from wildfire can be greatly minimized through proactive efforts that reduce and slow spread through use of green strips or fuel breaks, and decrease fire volatility by reducing fuel load. This results in greater safety to fire fighters and protection to key urban interface areas or wildlife habitat. The fight against western...
Author(s): Jennifer L. Vollmer
Year Published: 2005
Type: Document : Conference Proceedings
Fire managers define the wildland-urban interface as all areas were flammable wildland fuels are adjacent to homes and communities. With this definition, the wild-land-urban interface may encompass a much broader landscape than traditionally perceived. For example, the Tunnel Fire in the Oakland hills in 1991 included a large area...
Author(s): Alan J. Long, Dale D. Wade, Frank C. Beall
Year Published: 2005
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).