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Topic: Fuels treatment / Prescribed fire

Editor's Note: All blog entries are reviewed and edited for length and clarity by Network staff before approval for posting.

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  1. Give and Take: Building Friendships to Create Access for Fuels Reduction Projects

    Rapid City Fire Department

    Last August, I was walking a section of overgrown, city-owned property that’s landlocked by a quilt of private parcels. I was there at the request of a private landowner who was concerned about the dense fuel buildup next to his property. I had… Read More

  2. Communicating Amidst Controversy: The Fire Learning Trail [An Interview with Jenifer Bunty]

    Jenifer Bunty, Consortium of Appalachian Fire Managers and Scientists

    Think back a few y­­ears, and tell us about the conversation around prescribed fire in your region. In 2011, the Pisgah National Forest proposed a series of controlled burns in Linville Gorge, a Wilderness Area in great need of restoration work… Read More

  3. Trial by Fire: Prescribed Fire Training in the Wildland-Urban Interface

    Chelan County Fire District 1

    What became the “Westridge Training Fire” began as two concerned neighbors asking for support in fuels reduction. The Westridge neighborhood is situated atop a ridge densely populated with sage and non-native grasses, and it faces prevailing… Read More

  4. Overcoming Capacity Barriers to Fuels Reduction Projects

    Steve Orr

    West Metro Fire Rescue completed a Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP) in 2007. We have been actively engaged in community outreach and education since then, but fuels reduction projects have been limited by capacity and funding. Two… Read More

  5. Fantastic Failure! Multi-Jurisdictional NEPA: Big Dreams Take Time

    Eytan Krasilovsky, Forest Stewards Guild

    Editor’s note: FAC Net sends our deepest condolences to those suffering losses, including the lives of loved ones, from the recent wildfires. I encourage everyone to be naive and optimistic; hey, it worked for me. It all started back in 2005 with a… Read More

  6. Prescribed Fire Outreach Assessment — The Verdict Is In

    Jennifer Fawcett

    As members of the fire community, we often talk about the need for more prescribed fire. But, are we prepared for everything that goes along with it? It might seem obvious that prescribed fire use comes with a need for prescribed fire outreach.… Read More

  7. The Power of Private Lands

    Emily Hohman

    A while back I was walking through a recently completed prescribed burn unit with some colleagues who represented a variety of conservation entities. We were admiring the results — open forest conditions, widely spaced trees — but we were also… Read More

  8. Getting Outreach Right, the NASF’s Priorities, and the Evolution of Wildfire Risk Mapping: An Interview with John Fish

    Florida Forest Service

    What are you and the Florida Forest Service doing to help communities live with wildfire? Wildfire is a reality in Florida. During an average fire year, we experience more than 3,000 wildfires that burn more than 163,500 acres. Approximately… Read More

  9. Fighting Central Oregon Wildfire with Fire

    Eric Flowers, Bend Magazine

    Editor’s note: This blog contains excerpts of an article originally published in Bend Magazine. “Trying to stop fire is about as foolhardy as trying to stop a hurricane” -Pete… Read More

  10. 15 Lessons Learned from 10 Years of Cooperative Burning

    Jeremy Bailey

    An experienced wildland firefighter and prescribed fire practitioner, Jeremy works with dozens of partners to develop capacity for implementing prescribed fire. Credit: Mary Huffman, The… Read More