Fire Adapted Communities Learning Network Fire Adapted Communities Learning Network


Network Members

Our members are working to build sustainable wildfire resilience capacity in fire-prone communities. They are also dedicated to learning, sharing and innovating to advance and promote the practice of community wildfire resilience. 

The FAC Net has two categories of membership: Core and Affiliate.


Members receive various amounts of staff support, access to our online collaboration space, and opportunities to participate in co-learning events. Through their online profiles and blog posts, members showcase their work on a national forum and connect with other fire adaptation leaders.

What’s the difference between affiliate and core members?

Affiliate Membership allows active fire adapted communities practitioners to:

  • Connect with other people working on wildfire resilience;
  • Access resources and tools;
  • Share your stories with other fire adaptation practitioners;
  • Communicate with national leaders, program staff and decision-makers; and
  • Learn from others through webinars, peer-to-peer sharing and staff support.

We work with a variety of organizations including: fire departments, conservation districts, non-profits, and Firewise/FAC councils and coordinating groups. We currently accept individual or organizational profiles.

Affiliate members can keep their membership in good standing by:

  • Attending at least one webinar per year
  • Participating (by liking, sharing, posting) on our collaboration workspace once every 4 months
  • Having complete and up to date web profiles.

Membership in FAC Net is for fire adapted communities practitioners only, and we will not accept profiles that are for commercial products or services or for individual homeowners looking for resources. 

Affiliate members are indicated on the map below with small circles.

Core Membership requires a high level of commitment. Each core member has a FAC Net workplan, and agrees to devote significant time each year to engaging with staff and other members in a variety of ways. Members are dedicated to learning, sharing and innovating to advance and promote the practice of community wildfire resilience. In addition, core members iteratively determine the areas of emphasis for FAC Net.

Some core members convene state and regional networks. Due to the large number of communities in the United States that need to work on fire adaptation, FAC Net supports state networks to increase its capacity and reach as many fire-prone communities as possible. When communities across a state work together on fire adaptation they can leverage state-specific funding sources and agency partnerships.

Core members are indicated on the map below with large circles, and regional/state networks are indicated in dashed lines.

Membership Limitations

We are currently only accepting applications for affiliate membership. Additionally, we are not able to accept members from outside the United States at this time. Lastly, vendors and other commercial entities are ineligible for membership.

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In June 2015 Core Members adopted the following “collective value proposition”:

We help society live safely with wildfire.

This is accomplished by Network members as they:

  • Share inspiration, innovations, ideas, lessons learned and best practices;
  • Create and maintain connections;
  • Enable their communities to become more fire-resilient;
  • Foster and grow sub-networks;
  • Create a broader understanding of fire adapted community concepts and principles;
  • Influence policy and funding; and
  • Develop products that fire adapted community practitioners can use in their communities and regions.