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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. 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

  3. 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

  4. Bringing Private Landowners into the Fold: A Day in the Life with Ed Keith

    Ed Keith

    Has FAC always been a part of your job duties in your current position? Yes, I’d say FAC has always been a part of my current job, though we may not have called it that early on. My title, county forester, leads some people to think that I… Read More

  5. Rejuvenating FAC Outreach in the Wasatch Front

    Brianna Binnebose

    Smokey Bear, along with Unified Fire Authority and Wasatch Front Utah Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands, presented Firewise Communities USA recognition to Hi Country Estates’… Read More

  6. Baker County (Florida) Hires First Ever Firewise Coordinator

    Doc Bloodworth

    Baker County’s newly hired Firewise Coordinator (center) with USDA Forest Service staff, Florida Forest Service staff and the Baker County Fire Chief. Credit: Florida Forest… Read More

  7. Four Corners Learning Exchange Highlights Mitigation Work and Culture Change

    Michelle Medley-Daniel

    The Southwest is a new landscape for me, different than my northern California mixed-conifer home. So it is a special treat to be attending a learning exchange here, hosted by FireWise of Southwest Colorado and Fire Adapted Colorado. From the… Read More

  8. Preparing for Fire in Northern New Mexico

    Forest Stewards Guild

    Written By: Nick Olson, Community Forestry Intern, Forest Stewards Guild.  Tucked away among a mosaic of red deserts and conifer forests, New Mexicans increasingly feel the impacts of wildfire. Many communities are taking proactive measures to… Read More

  9. FAC Net Members Discuss Innovative CWPPs

    Wendy Fulks

    Last week our CWPP Community of Practice held a members-only webinar that highlighted innovative community wildfire protection planning efforts in four different areas, including: Travis County, Texas; Bend, Oregon; Lake Tahoe Basin,… Read More