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  1. Six Great Wildfire Adaptation Resources in Spanish: It’s About More Than Word-for-Word Translations

    Maria Estrada, The Nature Conservancy

    Cautionary Tales As a native Spanish speaker, I pay special attention to the multiple inaccurate English-to-Spanish translations that I see in my day-to-day life. Sometimes they feel lighthearted, so I brush them off and laugh. Most times, I cringe… Read More

  2. Farmer Gone FAC: A Day in the Life with Frank M. Riley Jr.

    Frank Riley Jr.

    My roots run deep in Towns County, Georgia. My grandfather was born here in the Blue Ridge Mountains in 1889, and in fact, he was Towns County’s first county extension agent. Today, my wife and I live on his old farm, with the scenic… Read More

  3. Asking is Better Than Assuming: Enhancing the Work of Wildfire Practitioners with Social Science

    WiRē Team

    Wildfire practitioners face the overwhelming challenge of changing the behaviors of residents and the physical conditions of structures and landscapes. Rather than using general recommendations designed for “Anytown, USA,” the Wildfire Research… Read More

  4. Discover the #WildfirePrepDay Project Right for You: New Quiz and Project Menu!

    Allison Jolley

    If you’re wondering how to engage your community on National Community Wildfire Preparedness Day (#WildfirePrepDay, or Prep Day), look no further. Take this short quiz to find out what project(s) fit your needs and interests, and also get access to… Read More

  5. New quiz! How good are you at talking about fire?

    Allison Jolley

    Put your FAC communication skills to the test; take this five-question quiz! Powered by Read More

  6. What’s on Tap for 2018? Our New Year’s Resolutions

    Allison Jolley

    I will comb my hair every day. I will call my grandparents more. I will practice gratitude. Those are a few of my New Year’s resolutions. I know, I know, most of us cringe in regard to New Year’s resolutions, but at the same time, I believe… Read More

  7. Working Together: That’s the Central-Oregon Way [A Day in the Life with Alison Green]

    Alison Green Project Wildfire

    What did you do prior to working on community wildfire resilience? How did you get into FAC work? Prior to Project Wildfire, I fought fire for the USDA Forest Service, performed recreational site surveys, and worked for a property management… Read More

  8. Fantastic Failure: False Hope and the Four Mile Canyon Fire

    Dave Lasky

    On the morning of Septemb­­er 2, 2010, the Four Mile Canyon Fire ignited in the Rocky Mountain Foothills, just west of Boulder, Colorado. Eighteen hours later, 168 homes were destroyed, and over 6,000 acres had burned. For me, what started as a… Read More

  9. Communicating Amidst Controversy: The Fire Learning Trail [An Interview with Jenifer Bunty]

    Jenifer Bunty, Consortium of Appalachian Fire Managers and Scientists

    View an enlarged version of the feature image above. Think back a few y­­ears, and tell us about the conversation around prescribed fire in your region. In 2011, the Pisgah National Forest proposed a series of controlled burns in Linville… Read More

  10. New 5-Minute Video! What is a Fire Adapted Community? Meet Fred and Find Out.

    Allison Jolley

    Need a quick and clever way to explain community wildfire resilience? Searching for a relatable illustration of community wildfire adaptation? The Washington Fire Adapted Communities Learning Network just released an animated video that fills that… Read More