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  1. Wildfire Smoke Resilience Resources from the EPA

    BY: Alan Vette, Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Energy National Research Program

    Who is Most at Risk? As many of you know and have experienced, emissions of fine particulate matter (PM2.5) from wildfire smoke are increasingly exceeding safe levels. Smoke… Read More

  2. Talking about Lighting Fire Near Recently Burned Communities: Communications at the Southern Blue Ridge TREX

    BY: Jenifer Bunty, Consortium of Appalachian Fire Managers and Scientists

    The southern Blue Ridge Mountains were hit hard during the 2016 wildfire season. The region’s fires that year included the Chimney Tops 2 (“Gatlinburg”) Fire, the… Read More

  3. Fantastic Failure: Why Would Residents Refuse Wildfire Mitigation Money?

    BY: Einar Jensen , South Metro Fire Rescue

    A high-risk neighborhood refusing a $13,500 mitigation grant is a fantastic failure. The year was 2013, and I was on top of my game. I was (and still am) a risk reduction… Read More

  4. Florida, Prescribed Fire, the National Association of State Foresters, and Risk Mapping: Meet John Fish

    BY: Ronda Sutphen , John Fish

    Editor’s note: If you work in the realm of controlled burning, wildfire risk mapping, outreach or forestry, John Fish is someone you should meet. John is the fire chief of the… Read More

  5. Enhancing Fire Adaptation Through Active Volunteers: The Neighborhood Ambassador Approach

    BY: Ashley Downing , Ashley Downing

    Despite burning over 50,000 acres, the 416 Fire did exactly what the Falls Creek Ranch community wanted it to. The fire burned right up to the community boundary and because… Read More

  6. How Do You Want Your Smoke? Why Oregon Is Exploring a New Smoke Management Plan

    BY: Ed Keith , Deschutes County

    In Oregon, prescribed fire smoke is regulated by the Oregon Smoke Management Plan, which is overseen by the Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) and the Department of… Read More

  7. How Healthier Forests Can Mean Less Smoke: The Science, Tools and Strategies Related to Smoke Management in Fire-Adapted Forests

    BY: Dr. Leland Tarnay, USDA Forest Service Region 5 Remote Sensing Lab

    The Air Quality Problem With disconcerting regularity, smoke from large wildfires keeps saturating the skies of California (and other states) for days on end, over vast… Read More

  8. Equity in Action: Long-Term Disaster Recovery in North-Central Washington

    BY: Maria Estrada, The Nature Conservancy

    “What is equity?” The answer to that question is both elusive and central when working toward fire adaptation. When I was in Washington State last May, I met the… Read More

  9. Seeking and Finding Community Capacity for Wildfire Resilience

    BY: Jana Carp, Jana Carp Consulting

    “We need to work together if we are going to meet the threat of wildfire in our community.” I heard this said time and time again — with either conviction or reluctance… Read More

  10. Your Wildfire Terminology Dictionary (Well, A Blog-Post Version of a Dictionary, at Least)

    FAC Network Participant

    “What did the IC say about the fuel models in the area where we’ll be performing burn out operations? I can’t wait to get my red card and work on my faller… Read More