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Topic: Fuels treatment / Prescribed fire

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  1. Two National Directives and One Piece of Public Policy Worth Understanding: The 2018 Farm Bill, Executive Order 13855 and DOI Secretarial Order 3372

    BY: Katie Lighthall, National Cohesive Wildland Fire Strategy, Western Region

    Editor’s note: If you haven’t spent much time with the new Farm Bill, Executive Order 13855 and Secretarial Order 3372, take a moment to read these summaries produced by… Read More

  2. How We’re Burning Across Boundaries: Trinity Integrated Fire Management Partnership Case Study

    BY: Nick Goulette, Watershed Research and Training Center

    Here in Trinity County, California, we were early adopters of the FAC ethos. We created our first community wildfire protection plan before the CWPP acronym was even invented.… Read More

  3. 4 Tips for Conducting Controlled Burns on Private Property from a Burn Boss

    BY: Phil Dye, Prometheus Fire Consulting LLC

    We stood shoulder to shoulder, watching the fire creep down the hill. The flame was continuous but low, no more than 8-inches tall. It was now burning, restoring, a strip of… Read More

  4. Show Your Partners You’re Listening. Literally! How We’re Using Values-Based Spatial Planning to Visualize and Prioritize Collaborative Forest Restoration

    BY: Will Harling, Jill Beckmann

    The first meetings of the Western Klamath Restoration Partnership (WKRP) felt like going on a blind date … with 60 people! As our facilitator, Mary Huffman, divided us at… Read More

  5. Nine Tips for Talking about Fire and FAC

    BY: Allison Jolley

    1. Speak with more than words.  The Washington State Fire Adapted Communities Learning Network has developed some amazing visual aids regarding fire adapted communities… Read More

  6. Indulging in Fire: Reflections from the Women-in-Fire Training Exchange

    BY: Lenya Quinn-Davidson

    A few years ago, I asked my closest friends to describe my biggest character flaws. I had my own ideas about what they were, but I wanted to hear from the people who knew me… Read More

  7. Why We’re Bringing Prescribed Fire and Forest Thinning Closer to Traditionally Preserved Wildlife Habitat: We all Need It. Including the Birds.

    BY: Forest Schafer

    Having served as a community forester for years, I tend to view forest management through a “community wildfire protection and preparation” lens. I confess that sometimes… Read More

  8. How Ashland Passed a Wildfire Ordinance (Hint: We Removed Our Ordinance Blinders)

    BY: Alison Lerch , Chris Chambers

    The danger of designated wildfire hazard zones is that they inherently consider some areas as “out” of the zone of risk. The 2009 Siskiyou Fire and 2010 Oak Knoll Fire in… Read More

  9. Stop Focusing on Ignitions and Start Investing in a Prescribed Fire Workforce

    BY: Jeremy Bailey , The Nature Conservancy

    The way a fire burns isn’t always dictated by how it starts. Forests and grasslands don’t burn at extreme intensities, destroy homes, kill people, and denude entire… Read More

  10. How the Forest Stewards Guild is Building the Next Generation of Fire Practitioners: The Forest Stewards Youth Corps Fire and Fuels Program

    BY: Matt Piccarello

    As the igniters lined out at the top of the ridge, I could see a mix of apprehension and excitement in their eyes. Forest Stewards Youth Corps (FSYC) Fire and Fuels crew… Read More