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Topic: Fuels treatment / Prescribed fire

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  1. Ranch Management with a Fire Adaptation Twist: A Day in the Life with Matthew Ward

    Island Park Sustainable Fire Community

    Has FAC always been a part of your job? No. In 2012, I moved to Idaho to manage the Flat Ranch Preserve. At that time, the Idaho Chapter of The Nature Conservancy (TNC) was not involved in collaborative forest restoration, nor did we have a… Read More

  2. Community Wildfire Adaptation: North Georgia-Style

    Wendy Fulks

    Did you know they have federally listed endangered green pitcher plants in the mountains of north Georgia? Me neither. I learned this (and got to see some of these carnivorous plants) while participating in the 12th annual Southern Blue Ridge… Read More

  3. Science Tuesday: Burning the Late Bloomers

    Lenya Quinn-Davidson

    The first thing I did at work last Thursday was smash my ring finger in the door of a truck. I got out to open a gate, and my finger decided to stay with the door as I slammed it shut with my other hand. I didn’t know it was possible for a door to… Read More

  4. Wildfire Community Preparedness Day 2017: What Happened?

    Allison Jolley

    May 6th marked the 4th annual National Wildfire Community Preparedness Day (Prep Day). The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is a primary catalyst of this event each year; through State Farm, they provide $500 grants for community events… Read More

  5. PERFACT – More than a Creative Acronym; A Project Advancing Integrated Fire Management

    Nick Goulette

    PERFACT stands for “Promoting Ecosystem Resilience and Fire Adapted Communities Together.” While it’s a long and perhaps obscure acronym, the partnership’s components will be familiar to many in the fire world. The Fire Learning Network… Read More

  6. Taking Off the Training Wheels: A Community Gears Up For More FAC Work

    Coalition for the Upper South Platte

    An Idyllic Colorado Community with a Looming Threat Palmer Lake is a small community of 2,500 residents in the foothills of the Colorado Front Range. The town contains historic homes that date to its founding in 1871, when the area was a summer… Read More

  7. Training Youth, Collaborating with Private Landowners and a Sense of Humor: A Day in the Life with Krys Nystrom

    Krys Nystrom

    How did you start working on FAC? I started working on fire adapted communities (FAC) at the Santa Fe County Fire Department (SFCFD) in 2008. I was hired as a temporary fuels crew member under a New Mexico Collaborative Forest Restoration Program… Read More

  8. Science Tuesday: Give Your Input on Prescribed Fire Outreach Needs!

    Lenya Quinn-Davidson

    In the prescribed fire world, there are some conflicting truths. On the one hand, prescribed fire is an incredibly place-based practice — if you don’t have a sense of local weather patterns, fuel conditions, laws and regulations, and culture, you… Read More

  9. Lend a Hand: Models for Increasing Prescribed Fire Operational Capacity

    Allison Jolley

    The more I’ve learned about fire, the more I’ve grown concerned about the lack of prescribed fire in the San Francisco Bay Area (Bay Area), where I live. Most of my go-to spots for recreation are densely vegetated with invasive grasses, French… Read More

  10. Science Tuesday: Seeing Cowboys as Catalysts

    Lenya Quinn-Davidson

    Last week was filled with firsts: my first time in Nebraska; my first time trying Mountain Dew, Rocky Mountain oysters and runzas (a Nebraskan spin on a sandwich); my first time tagging the ear of a newborn calf; and my first time touring cattle… Read More