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Topic: Fuels treatment economics

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  1. Fantastic Failure: Biomass Utilization and Surviving the Pursuit of a Bright Idea

    BY: Nick Goulette, Watershed Research and Training Center

    Creating market demand and useful products from the woody material that we remove as a byproduct of community wildfire protection work seems like an obvious and elegant… Read More

  2. Managing New Jersey’s Forests for Resiliency: Let’s Come Together

    BY: Bill Brash

    As a young boy, I hiked, hunted and trapped. It was common to hear quail and grouse in young forests as sparrowhawks flew overhead. Today, these birds are rare in New… Read More

  3. Making Lemonade from Lemons: How Intense Wildfire Seasons Yielded Utah’s New Wildfire Policy

    BY: Jennifer Hansen, Nathan Barrons

    In January, I wrote a blog about Utah’s comprehensive wildland fire management policy, which passed in the 2016 Legislative Session. The policy is based on the principle of… Read More

  4. Discussing the Future of Ponderosa Pine and the Timber Economy in Southwest Colorado

    FAC Network Participant

    Vallecito Lake, nestled in the heart of the San Juan Mountains, lies within a ponderosa pine ecosystem. It therefore provided the perfect setting for FireWise of Southwest… Read More

  5. Using GIS to Analyze Slash Site Outcomes

    BY: Jonathan Bruno

    Colorado’s Coalition for the Upper South Platte (CUSP) has operated several slash drop-off sites since 2003. Initially, CUSP viewed the slash sites as having a singular… Read More

  6. A Month in the Working Life of One Fire Adapted Communities Practitioner

    FAC Network Participant

    Earlier this summer, an Ambassador arranged for the Mancos Volunteer Fire & Rescue to conduct a training… Read More

  7. The Challenging Economics of Treating Fuels to Build Fire Adapted Communities

    Nick Goulette

    Improving the economics of treating fuels to protect communities from wildfire is a daunting task. The National Fire Plan of 2001 marked our first nation-wide attempt at… Read More

  8. Rapid City, SD Hires Veterans for Wildfire Fuel Mitigation

    BY: Lieutenant Tim Weaver, Rapid City Fire Department

    The Rapid City Survivable Space Initiative has started training U.S. veterans since 2013 to perform wildfire fuel… Read More