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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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132 results

The Integrated Rangeland Fire Management Strategy (hereafter Strategy, DOI 2015) outlined the need for coordinated, science-based adaptive management to achieve long-term protection, conservation, and restoration of the sagebrush (Artemisia spp.) ecosystem. A key component of this management approach is the...
Author(s): Integrated Rangeland Fire Management Strategy Actionable Science Plan Team
Year Published: 2016
Type: Document : Management or Planning Document
Climate change, historical fire suppression, and a rise in human movements in urban-forest boundaries have resulted in an increased use of long-term fire retardant (LTFR). While LTFR is an effective fire-fighting tool, it contains high concentrations of nitrogen and phosphorus, and little is known about how this nutrient pulse...
Author(s): Abigail Marshall, Lauren Waller, Ylva Lekberg
Year Published: 2016
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Sagebrush ecosystems are among the largest and most threatened ecosystems in North America. Greater sage-grouse has served as the bellwether for species conservation in these ecosystems and has been considered for listing under the Endangered Species Act eight times. In September 2015, the decision was made not to list greater sage-...
Author(s): Deborah M. Finch, Douglas A. Boyce, Jeanne C. Chambers, Chris J. Colt, R. Kasten Dumroese, Stanley G. Kitchen, Clinton McCarthy, Susan E. Meyer, Bryce A. Richardson, Mary M. Rowland, Mark A. Rumble, Michael K. Schwartz, Monica S. Tomosy, Michael J. Wisdom
Year Published: 2016
Type: Document : Synthesis, Technical Report or White Paper
Exotic plant invasions present a global threat to natural ecosystems, yet the efficacy of management efforts in mitigating invader impacts remains unclear. A rapidly emerging problem is that of secondary invasion — an increase in abundance of non-target exotics following treatment of targeted invasive plants. Here, we present a...
Author(s): Dean E. Pearson, Yvette K. Ortega, Justin B. Runyon, Jack L. Butler
Year Published: 2016
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article, Synthesis
Wildland fire is an important disturbance agent in the western US and globally. However, the natural role of fire has been disrupted in many regions due to the influence of human activities, which have the potential to either exclude or promote fire, resulting in a "fire deficit" or "fire surplus", respectively. In this study, we...
Author(s): Sean A. Parks, Carol L. Miller, Marc-Andre Parisien, Lisa M. Holsinger, Solomon Z. Dobrowski, John T. Abatzoglou
Year Published: 2015
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
This Report provides a strategic approach for conservation of sagebrush ecosystems and Greater Sage- Grouse (sage-grouse) that focuses specifically on habitat threats caused by invasive annual grasses and altered fire regimes. It uses information on factors that influence (1) sagebrush ecosystem resilience to disturbance and...
Author(s): Jeanne C. Chambers, David A. Pyke, Jeremy D. Maestas, Michael L. Pellant, Chad S. Boyd, Steven B. Campbell, Shawn Espinosa, Douglas W. Havlina, Kenneth E. Mayer, Amarina Wuenschel
Year Published: 2014
Type: Document : Management or Planning Document
Alien grass invasions in arid and semi-arid ecosystems are resulting in grass-fire cycles and ecosystem-level transformations that severely diminish ecosystem services. Our capacity to address the rapid and complex changes occurring in these ecosystems can be enhanced by developing an understanding of the environmental factors and...
Author(s): Jeanne C. Chambers, Bethany A. Bradley, Cynthia S. Brown, Carla M. D'Antonio, Matthew J. Germino, James B. Grace, Stuart P. Hardegree, Richard F. Miller, David A. Pyke
Year Published: 2014
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
This field guide identifies seven primary components that largely determine resilience to disturbance, as well as resistance to invasive grasses and plant succession following treatment of areas of concern. The primary components are (1) characteristics of the ecological site, (2) current vegetation prior to treatment, (3)...
Author(s): Richard F. Miller, Jeanne C. Chambers, Michael L. Pellant
Year Published: 2014
Type: Document : Technical Report or White Paper
The invasive annual grass Bromus tectorum (cheatgrass) forms a positive feedback with fire in some areas of western North America's sagebrush biome by increasing fire frequency and size, which then increases B. tectorum abundance post-fire and dramatically alters ecosystem structure and processes. However, this positive response to...
Author(s): Kimberly Taylor, Tyler Brummer, Lisa J. Rew, Matt Lavin, Bruce D. Maxwell
Year Published: 2014
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Purposeful introductions of exotic species for rehabilitation efforts following wildfire are common on rangelands in the western United States, though ecological impacts of exotic species in novel environments are often poorly understood. One such introduced species, Kochia prostrata (L.) Schrad (forage kochia) has been seeded on...
Author(s): Erin C. Gray, Patricia S. Muir
Year Published: 2013
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article