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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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High up-front costs and uncertain return on investment make it difficult for land managers to economically justify large-scale fuel treatments, which remove trees and other vegetation to improve conditions for fire control, reduce the likelihood of ignition, or reduce potential damage from wildland fire if it occurs. In the short-...
Author(s): Matthew P. Thompson, Nathaniel Anderson
Year Published: 2015
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article, Synthesis
With just over 3 months remaining, it looks like 2015 could be a record-breaking year for wildfires in the United States. So far this year, more than 8.5 million acres have burned and severe fires often happen in October. For the first time, the U.S. Forest Service will spend over 50% of its budget on fire management. Ironically,...
Author(s): Christopher Topik
Year Published: 2015
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Over 100 years ago, President Theodore Roosevelt established the U.S. Forest Service to manage America’s 193-million acre national forests and grasslands for the benefit of all Americans. Today, that mission is being consumed by the ever-increasing costs of fighting fires.This report documents the growth over the past 20 years of...
Author(s): United States Department of Agriculture
Year Published: 2015
Type: Document : Technical Report or White Paper
Wildfire suppression combines multiple objectives and dynamic fire behavior to form a complex problem for decision makers. This paper presents a mixed integer program designed to explore integrating spatial fire behavior and suppression placement decisions into a mathematical programming framework. Fire behavior and suppression...
Author(s): Erin J. Belval, Yu Wei, Michael Bevers
Year Published: 2015
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
This is a position paper on the true costs of wildfire, collectively published by the Association for Fire Ecology, the International Association of Wildland  Fire, and The Nature Conservancy. The goal was to raise awareness of the often unreported total costs of wildfire, and to present a united perspective regarding the...
Author(s): Association for Fire Ecology, International Association of Wildland Fire, The Nature Conservancy
Year Published: 2015
Type: Document : Technical Report or White Paper
Wildfires are an inherent part of the landscape in many parts of the world; however, they often impose substantial economic burdens on human populations where they occur, both in terms of impacts and of management costs. As wildfires burn towards human assets, a universal response has been to deploy fire suppression resources (crews...
Author(s): Thomas J. Duff, Kevin G. Tolhurst
Year Published: 2015
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
With support from the U.S. Forest Service, Department of the Interior, and Joint Fire Science Program, I have written a fire history of America from 1960 to 2013. The project will result in two books. Between Two Fires: A Fire History of Contemporary America relates the basic narrative. To the Last Smoke assembles anthologies of...
Author(s): Stephen Pyne, Heidi Neeley
Year Published: 2015
Type: Document : Technical Report or White Paper
Wildfire-potential information products are designed to support decisions for prefire staging of movable wildfire suppression resources across geographic locations. We quantify the economic value of these information products by defining their value as the difference between two cases of expected fire-suppression expenditures: one...
Author(s): Kimberly Rollins, Laine Christman
Year Published: 2015
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Little research has focused on the economic impact associated with climate-change induced wildland fire on natural ecosystems and the goods and services they provide. We examine changes in wildland fire patterns based on the U.S. Forest Service's MC1 dynamic global vegetation model from 2013 to 2115 under two pre-defined scenarios:...
Author(s): Christine Lee, Claire Schlemme, Jessica Murray, Robert Unsworth
Year Published: 2015
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
The Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative (Y2Y) was established over 20 years ago as an experiment in large landscape conservation. Initially, Y2Y emerged as a response to large scale habitat fragmentation by advancing ecological connectivity. It also laid the foundation for large scale multi-stakeholder conservation...
Author(s): Gary M. Tabor, Anne Carlson, R. Travis Belote
Year Published: 2014
Type: Document : Technical Report or White Paper

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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).