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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).

Note: Additional Northern Rockies fire research is available from our Webinar & Video Archive.

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This is a recording from the 12th Biennial Scientific Conference on the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. The talk focused on research designed to: understand causes of recent mountain pine beetle outbreaks in whitebark pine in the GYE and estimate historical, current, and future weather suitability for whitebark pine beetle attacks....
Type: Media : Video
 This webinar discusses a strategic approach developed by an interagency, Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies working group for conservation of sagebrush ecosystems, Gunnison sage-grouse, and greater sage-grouse. It uses information on (1) factors that influence sagebrush ecosystem resilience to disturbance and...
Type: Media : Webinar
This seminar presented by Sharon Hood, Fire Ecologist at the University of Montana. It was presented as part of the 2015 RMRS Fire Sciences Laboratory's weekly seminar series.
Type: Media : Seminar
The last outbreak of mountain pine beetle affected more than 27 million hectares of forest in western North America. This outbreak enabled further development of the semiochemical verbenone, a compound discovered in the late 1960’s that is the antiaggregant for mountain pine beetle. Verbenone sends the signal “this tree is...
Type: Media : Webinar
Part 1: Past fires and lessons learned in the Salmon River Breaks of the Salmon-Challis NF. Part 2: Cramer Fire case study of the fire that killed two helitack crew members on July 22, 2003.
Type: Media : Video
Stress complexes in Western forests are affected by a warmer climate, that is the interaction of fire, drought, insects, etc. can alter the vigor of forest ecosystems and potentially change their structure and function. This webinar will cover the concepts and present several case studies. The presenters will also discuss management...
Type: Media : Webinar
In October 1997, I attended a conference in Park City, Utah on the Future of Wildland Fire Research. Billed as 'an experiment, a beginning,' this seminal workshop developed action plans to create an interdepartmental competitive grants program, a coordinated response to managing fire regimes for ecosystem health, and a framework for...
Type: Media : Video
Since 2004 the Greater Yellowstone Inventory and Monitoring Network has been monitoring the condition of individual whitebark pine (Pinus albicaulis) trees over time at 176 sites across the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Since 2007 a mountain pine beetle (Dendroctonus ponderosae) epidemic swept through the...
Type: Media : Video
Bark beetles are critical natural agents of tree mortality and ecosystem disturbance in coniferous forests. Despite formidable defenses, including resin produced in resin ducts, bark beetles have recently caused extensive outbreaks in western North America. Defenses, however, are costly to produce and trade-offs...
Type: Media : Webinar
Doak Nickerson, district forester for Nebraska Forest Service, talks about the 'three-legged stool' approach to creating and managing fire-tolerant forests and healthy land management in northwest Nebraska.
Type: Media : Webinar

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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).