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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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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
Woody biomass-usually logging slash, tops and limbs, or trees that cannot be sold as timber-is the lowest valued material removed from the forest and presents economic and logistical challenges. This report brings together 45 case studies of how biomass is removed from forests and used across the country to demonstrate the wide...
Author(s): Alexander M. Evans
Year Published: 2008
Type: Document : Synthesis, Technical Report or White Paper
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
This chapter has three goals. First, to define what climate, as opposed to weather, is, and to explain what this implies for climate versus weather forecasts. Second, to describe the scientific community’s current understanding of the relationships between climate variability and forest wildfire in the western United States. And...
Author(s): Anthony L. Westerling
Year Published: 2008
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article, Synthesis
This study examines the use of woody residues, primarily from forest harvesting or wood products manufacturing operations as a feedstock for direct-combustion bioenergy systems for electrical or thermal power applications. Opportunities for utilizing biomass for energy at several scales, with an emphasis on larger scale electrical...
Author(s): David L. Nicholls, Robert A. Monserud, Dennis P. Dykstra
Year Published: 2008
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
ANNOTATION: The potential markets for forest residues can be classified into four primary categories. This paper deals with each of these categories separately, and attempts to indicate some of the major influences which are expected to change the trend of forest residue utilization for each of the potential uses. Of the four major...
Author(s): Rhodes Yepsen
Year Published: 2008
Type: Document : Book or Chapter or Journal Article
JFSP-funded research is exploring and quantifying relationships among the large-scale drivers of climate and the occurrence and extent of wildfire in the various regions of the western United States.
Author(s): Gail Wells
Year Published: 2007
Type: Document : Research Brief or Fact Sheet
Wildfire effects include loss of vegetative cover and changes to soil properties that may lead to secondary effects of increased runoff, erosion, flooding, sedimentation, and vulnerability to invasive weeds. These secondary effects may threaten human life and safety, cultural and ecological resources, land use, and existing...
Author(s): David E. Calkin, Kevin D. Hyde, Peter R. Robichaud, J. Greg Jones, Louise E. Ashmun, Dan R. Loeffler
Year Published: 2007
Type: Document : Technical Report or White Paper
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
Economically viable silvicultural options are critical for management activities that provide wood products, reduce forest fuels, improve forest health, and enhance wildlife habitat. The Tenderfoot Research Project was developed in the late 1990s to evaluate and quantify ecological and biological effects of two-aged silvicultural...
Author(s): Ward W. McCaughey, Steven J. Martin, Dean A. Blomquist
Year Published: 2006
Type: Document : Research Brief or Fact Sheet

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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).