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Topic: Local workforce capacity

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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. Scaling Out: Sharing the FAC Net with Rural Voices for Conservation Coalition

    Nick Goulette

    Two weeks ago, nearly 100 western conservation leaders came together in Troutdale, Oregon for Rural Voices for Conservation Coalition’s (RVCC) 13th annual meeting. And we all know that when landscape conservation in the West is the focus of the… Read More

  4. Veterans Work on Wildfire Mitigation: Thinning Stands, Burning Acres… Changing Lives

    Rapid City Fire Department

    Written by Lieutenant Tim Weaver, Rapid City Fire Department Let’s face it, when it comes to fire resilience in your community, fresh and innovative methods can be hard to come by. At Rapid City Fire Department, we have taken a unique approach to… Read More

  5. Growing Your Local FAC Workforce: New Resource

    Nick Goulette

    Fire adapted communities are built on the concept that everyone in a community — from landowners to residents to government agencies to businesses — has a role to play in living more safely with wildfire. While homeowners and residents are… Read More

  6. Summer Program for Teenagers Addresses Wildfire Risk in New Mexico

    Matt Piccarello

    For over 20 years, the Forest Stewards Guild’s Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) program has employed youth ages 16-19 from throughout New Mexico to work on natural resource projects that directly benefit their communities, including projects that… Read More

  7. Tips on Providing Prescribed Fire Training to Volunteer Fire Departments

    Piper McDaniel

    Written By: Piper McDaniel, Communications and Partnership Coordinator, WRTC The Watershed Research and Training Center in California recently hosted Trinity County’s first prescribed fire training for volunteer fire departments (VFDs). The… Read More

  8. My Favorite Fall Color is Fire

    Lenya Quinn-Davidson

    December has brought rain, snow and high winds to northern California, and we’ve all delighted in the intensity of the storms that we’ve so sorely missed the last few years. From my office window, I watch the waves of the Pacific Ocean crashing… Read More

  9. Burning Together and Learning Together

    Bill Tripp

    From emergency response to prescribed fire implementation TREX participants learn different ignition techniques while burning in close proximity to homes. Photo Credit: Will… Read More

  10. Prescribed Fire Barriers – Widespread Challenges with Regional Flavors?

    Lenya Quinn-Davidson

    This coming October, my colleagues and I will be hosting a prescribed fire training exchange here in northwestern California. This will be our third annual event, and we have a solid roster that includes a full spectrum of experienced fire… Read More