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  1. How Salt Lake City’s Community Wildfire Protection Plan Generated Action in Less Than a Year

    Utah Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands

    May 22, 2017 marked a significant date for us in the Wasatch Front. Salt Lake City, Utah’s state capital and largest wildland-urban interface, completed its Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP). This is the biggest CWPP that the Utah… Read More

  2. Overcoming Capacity Barriers to Fuels Reduction Projects

    Steve Orr

    West Metro Fire Rescue completed a Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP) in 2007. We have been actively engaged in community outreach and education since then, but fuels reduction projects have been limited by capacity and funding. Two… Read More

  3. Fantastic Failure! Multi-Jurisdictional NEPA: Big Dreams Take Time

    Eytan Krasilovsky, Forest Stewards Guild

    Editor’s note: FAC Net sends our deepest condolences to those suffering losses, including the lives of loved ones, from the recent wildfires. I encourage everyone to be naive and optimistic; hey, it worked for me. It all started back in 2005 with a… Read More

  4. The Power of Private Lands

    Emily Hohman

    A while back I was walking through a recently completed prescribed burn unit with some colleagues who represented a variety of conservation entities. We were admiring the results — open forest conditions, widely spaced trees — but we were also… Read More

  5. Fire and Water are Linked in New Mexico

    ​ Anne Bradley, The Nature Conservancy

    The Fire that Called Us to Action In 2011, the Las Conchas Fire burned 156,000 acres in the Jemez Mountains of New Mexico. At the time, it was the largest forest fire in New Mexico history. We are used to fire in New Mexico, but the Las Conchas… Read More

  6. Fighting Central Oregon Wildfire with Fire

    Eric Flowers, Bend Magazine

    Editor’s note: This blog contains excerpts of an article originally published in Bend Magazine. “Trying to stop fire is about as foolhardy as trying to stop a hurricane” -Pete… Read More

  7. Superman vs. a Network? Why I’d Choose a Network Any Day: An Interview with Tiernan Doyle

    Tiernan Doyle, BoCo Strong

    What is BoCo Strong and how did it get started? Describe its role in helping Boulder recover from the 2013 flood. BoCo Strong (located in Boulder County, Colorado) is a coalition of local, county and city governments, social service, nonprofit and… Read More

  8. Topic: Collaboration Type: Interview

    Implementing the Cohesive Strategy: An Interview with Katie Lighthall

    Katie Lighthall

    How would you characterize your role in helping communities become more fire adapted? My current role with the National Cohesive Wildland Fire Strategy’s (Cohesive Strategy) Western Region is one of facilitation. I primarily assist federal, state,… Read More

  9. Summer Reading: 10 Wildfire and Behavior Change Books to Choose From

    Allison Jolley

    “Did you lock the house? Turn off the coffee pot? Pack the books?” That will be me next week, as my husband and I hit the road for a long-awaited beach getaway. Along with the beach towels, shade structure and sunscreen, books are at the top… Read More

  10. Networker by Day; Dad by Night; Firefighter at Heart: A Day in the Life with Porfirio Chavarria

    Porfirio Chavarria City of Santa Fe Fire Department

    Has Fire Adapted Communities (FAC) always been a part of your job? Since working at the Santa Fe Fire Department, FAC has been a part of my job description, even though it has not always been explicitly stated. In 2013, I attended the National… Read More