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  1. Science Thursday: Finding Good Fire

    BY: Lenya Quinn-Davidson

    How did you find fire? Did it come to you — a wildfire in your community, a random job opportunity — or did you go to it? I like to think I was born into it. I was born at… Read More

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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. Most of my go-to spots for recreation are densely vegetated with… Read More

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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