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Topic: Fuels treatment / Prescribed fire

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  1. Decades of Progress – Promoting Forest Treatments and Public Support

    FAC Network Participant

    No community becomes fire adapted overnight – often it takes decades of concerted effort to foster collaboration and overcome disagreements, public opposition and other… Read More

  2. Redstone Canyon – A Mitigation Success Story

    FAC Network Participant

    In the spirit of sharing wildfire mitigation success stories, such as the prescribed fire that helped moderate the behavior of the recent wildfire threatening Weaverville,… Read More

  3. Multiagency Cooperative Burning in the WUI

    BY: Mike Caggiano, South Central Mountain RC&D

    Being fire adapted means taking a variety of approaches to protecting a community against high-intensity wildfires, and also recognizing fire’s natural role in the… Read More

  4. 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

  5. Fire Science Consortium Hosts Field Tour of Slide Fire

    BY: Meredith Flannery, The Forest Stewards Guild

    On June 13, the Southwest Fire… Read More

  6. Adapting Implementation Strategies

    Michelle Medley-Daniel

    In California, where the Watershed Center’s local work has been centered for the past two decades, we’re experiencing a year of firsts—winter never showed up to shut… Read More

  7. Fire Ecology Symposium Connects FAC Community through Dialogue

    BY: Nancy Bailey, Mid-Klamath Watershed Council

     Every three years, Orleans, CA, a small mountain town in the heart of one of the most complex fire environments in the country, hosts a symposium on fire ecology. Eighty-one… Read More

  8. Controlled Burning Restores Land, Protects Homes from Wildfires

    Michelle Medley-Daniel

    The Northern California Prescribed Fire Council, with The Nature Conservancy’s Fire Learning Network, hosted a prescribed fire training exchange (TREX) in Northern… Read More

  9. Five Lessons from the Wildfire Season

    Michelle Medley-Daniel

    Half of the FAC Network’s pilot communities experienced wildfires during 2013. The hub organizations working with those communities shared some of the lessons from those… Read More