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Topic: Communications / Outreach

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  1. Changing Perspectives to Better Understand FAC

    FAC Network Participant

    A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to participate in Nevada’s first annual “Network of Fire Adapted Communities” conference. This new statewide effort is being… Read More

  2. National Wildfire Preparedness Day is May 2, 2015

    BY: Wendy Fulks

    In 2014 Aspen Hill, Colorado neighbors worked together to promote community safety by adding… Read More

    Topic: Communications / Outreach Type: Meeting / Event

  3. Lessons from a Successful Field Tour

    BY: Liz Davy

    Recently, I had the opportunity to interface with a group of landowners who did not appreciate how I was managing the National Forest adjacent to their homes. We had several… Read More

  4. Approaching Relationships with Landowners

    Michelle Medley-Daniel

    Dave, The Watershed Center’s Forestry, Fire and Fuels Program Manager, came into the office yesterday wiping the sweat from his forehead. He’d spent the better part of the… Read More

  5. Fire Adapted Communities: On the Front Lines in Ely, Minnesota

    BY: Dovetail Partners, Inc , Gloria Erickson

    Each community in every region has its own relationship to wildfire risks. There are common themes – wildfire season, fuel loading, preparedness plans, etc. – but local… Read More

  6. Forest Service Reports on Budget Impacts of Firefighting

    Michelle Medley-Daniel

    Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack recently unveiled a US Forest Service report on the impacts of rising firefighting costs on the budgets of other National Forest… Read More

  7. Common Grant Writing Missteps – and Solutions!

    FAC Network Participant

    Earlier this month I had the opportunity to attend a Grant Skills Workshop in Colorado, sponsored by FEMA, Colorado United, American Red Cross, and several other key partners.… Read More

    Topic: Communications / Outreach Learning networks Type: Best Practices

  8. Making Things Happen for Rural America Is What RC&D’s Do

    BY: Frank Riley

    Workers are the most valuable part of any program and they are usually the hardest component to gather up, but if you look under the right rocks in most communities there are… Read More

  9. Youth Engagement in FAC Part II: Service Learning

    Michelle Medley-Daniel

    In the first post in this series I shared several youth engagement approaches FAC Net participants have incorporated into their work. In this post, I’ll provide more… Read More

  10. How Can Youth Play a Role in FAC?

    Michelle Medley-Daniel

    I grew up in a family of educators, so our lives were ruled by the school calendar. My parents still work at the local school district, as does my husband, and the familiar… Read More