Fire Adapted Communities Learning Network Fire Adapted Communities Learning Network


Network Members

Network members are individuals and organizations across the U.S. that have committed to implementing, assessing and sharing the work that they are doing to increase their communities’ resilience to wildfire. The FAC Net has two categories of membership: Core and Affiliate.


Core Members (large circles and shaded areas on map below) determine areas of emphasis and actively contribute to the Network’s mission by convening sub-networks, participating in Communities of Practice and Learning Exchanges,  developing resources and working to help their communities become more fire adapted. The Network provides limited financial and staff support for certain activities that contribute to improving the practice of FAC nationally, help strengthen and grow the network and strategically help their communities become more fire adapted. Members meet in person annually, and each member has an annual work plan. Core membership is by invitation only.

Affiliate Members (small circles on map below) are FAC practitioners around the country who are interested in connecting with others to advance their FAC practice. Affiliate Members receive some minor staff support, access to our online collaboration space, and invites to certain learning opportunities. Affiliate Members whose profiles are approved and added to our Network map are able to feature their work in a national forum, connect with other people working on fire adaptation and submit blog posts. Affiliate Members become part of the constellation of fire adapted communities practitioners—a nation-wide community wildfire resilience movement. Any FAC practitioner in the United States is welcome to apply. At this time we are unable to accept commercial entities/vendors, or members outside of the United States. 

If you are not interested in being a Network member, but want to keep up with what is happening around the country related to fire adapted communities, we encourage you to stay connected to the Network by following us on Twitter, liking us on Facebook, subscribing to our blog and newsletter, browsing our resources, using the “contact feature” in profiles to connect with blog authors and other members and checking out our sub-networks.


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.