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  1. One City’s Lifeline for All Things FAC: A Day in the Life with Alison Lerch

    Alison Lerch

    When you get to work on Monday morning, what are your top priorities for the week? I spend my first hour addressing any pressing things that have come up over the weekend. I try to meet with at least one of Ashland’s 25 Firewise Communities each… Read More

  2. Say What? Demystifying the Federal Policy Process for Local Leaders

    Karen Hardigg, Rural Voices for Conservation Coalition

    Skinny budget. Continuing resolution. Omnibus. Or is it a cromnibus? If your eyes are starting to glaze over, you’re not alone. These terms have been in the news as Congress and the new administration work through the 2018 appropriations… Read More

  3. Scientists and Managers Collaborate on Wildfire in the North Atlantic: An Interview with Inga La Puma

    Inga La Puma

    Tell us about the North Atlantic Fire Science Exchange and why it connects scientists and managers. The North Atlantic Fire Science Exchange is one of 15 exchanges throughout the country funded by the Joint Fire Science Program (JFSP). Our goal is… Read More

  4. Taking Off the Training Wheels: A Community Gears Up For More FAC Work

    Coalition for the Upper South Platte

    An Idyllic Colorado Community with a Looming Threat Palmer Lake is a small community of 2,500 residents in the foothills of the Colorado Front Range. The town contains historic homes that date to its founding in 1871, when the area was a summer… Read More

  5. Science Tuesday: Give Your Input on Prescribed Fire Outreach Needs!

    Lenya Quinn-Davidson

    In the prescribed fire world, there are some conflicting truths. On the one hand, prescribed fire is an incredibly place-based practice — if you don’t have a sense of local weather patterns, fuel conditions, laws and regulations, and culture, you… Read More

  6. Building a Wildfire Preparedness Plan: We’re All in This Thing Together

    New Jersey Fire Safety Council

    Written by Bill Brash, President, New Jersey Fire Safety Council New Jersey contains approximately four million acres, 1.1 million of which are in the Pinelands region. The Pinelands are a fire-dependent ecosystem containing vast forests of pitch,… Read More

  7. Two National Historic Sites Become Colorado’s First Firewise Education Sites

    Colorado State Forest Service

    This article was first published on the Colorado State Forest Service’s website. The Bent’s Old Fort and Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Sites recently became the first locations in Colorado to attain recognition as pilot… Read More

  8. Crossing Lines to Promote Wildfire Awareness: Multi-State Wildfire Policy Initiative

    Sonya Sistare

    Written by: Sonya Sistare, Co-Manager, Living With Fire Program, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension Wildfires don’t respect boundaries, whether they’re regarding fire protection jurisdictions, county and state lines or ownership… Read More

  9. Safety and Service First: A Day in the Life with Mike Davis

    Mike Davis

    What led you to work on community wildfire resilience? I began working to promote Firewise programs and prevention activities as far back as 2008. Later, I read about the concept of fire adapted communities in the National Cohesive Wildland Fire… Read More

  10. Winter Pile Burning Highlights: Snow Tips, Outreach and a Surprise

    Allison Jolley

    Because FAC Net is a national network, “winter” means different things for different members. Before moving to the Bay Area, I lived near Lassen Volcanic National Park, a California winter wonderland where 20-40 feet of snow and frequent… Read More