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Topic: Defensible space / Firewise

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  1. 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

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

    BY: Ashley Downing , Wildfire Adapted Partnership

    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

  3. Does Wildfire Mitigation Work? 16 Examples and Counting!

    BY: Allison Jolley

    We recently published a story highlighting six examples of wildfire mitigation paying off in 2018. You asked for more, and I’m happy to report that just for 2017 and 2018… Read More

  4. Is Investing in Defensible Space Worth It? Six Examples Point to Yes!

    BY: Allison Jolley

    Extreme fire behavior, like what we’ve seen in California this summer and last fall, demonstrates that there are no guarantees when it comes to preparing homes and families… Read More

  5. Fantastic Failure: Big Stick, Big Mouth

    BY: Eric Lovgren

    Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so. ~ Douglas… Read More

  6. Can You Hear Me Now? Why We All Need a Refresher on “The Imagined Public”

    BY: Allison Jolley

    I just moved to Marin County, California, right at the base of Mount Tamalpais. If you know much about the San Francisco Bay Area and wildfire, you just shook your head.… Read More

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

    BY: 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… Read More

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

    BY: 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… Read More

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

    BY: 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… Read More

  10. When Wildfire Hits the Ranch: Lessons Learned from the Thomas Fire

    BY: Matthew Shapero, University of California Cooperative Extension

    Just as quickly as the Thomas Fire swept through parts of our community, the questions started flooding my office: Should we prune our burned avocado trees? Can I graze my… Read More