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Topic: Local workforce capacity

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  1. Enhancing Fire Adaptation Through Active Volunteers: The Neighborhood Ambassador Approach

    BY: Ashley Downing , Wildfire Adapted Partnership

    Despite burning over 50,000 acres, the 416 Fire did exactly what the Falls Creek Ranch community wanted it to. The fire burned right up to the community boundary and because… Read More

  2. Fantastic Failure: Biomass Utilization and Surviving the Pursuit of a Bright Idea

    BY: Nick Goulette, Watershed Research and Training Center

    Creating market demand and useful products from the woody material that we remove as a byproduct of community wildfire protection work seems like an obvious and elegant… Read More

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

    BY: 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… Read More

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

    BY: 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… Read More

  5. 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… Read More

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

    BY: 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… Read More

  7. 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… Read More

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

    BY: 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… Read More

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

    BY: Piper McDaniel

    Written By: Piper McDaniel, Communications and Partnership Coordinator, WRTC The Watershed Research and Training Center in California recently hosted Trinity County’s… Read More

  10. My Favorite Fall Color is Fire

    BY: 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… Read More