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  1. Top 5 Resources for Planning For Wildfire

    Emily Troisi

    In this post, I highlight five of Fire Adapted Communities Learning Network (FAC Net)’s most helpful planning for wildfire resources. Fire adapted communities take action before, during and after a wildfire. An important component to the… Read More

  2. Key Principles Behind Utah’s New Wildfire Policy: Engaging Municipalities and Distributing Risk

    Utah Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands

    Written by: Jennifer Hansen, Utah Wildland Urban Interface Program Coordinator,  State of Utah, Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands All over the country, FAC practitioners and policy makers alike are discussing a critical solution to the… Read More

  3. Let’s Go Golfing: Utilizing Community Amenities in Wildfire Risk Reduction Efforts

    Benjamin Yellin

    Increased development in the wildland-urban interface has been well documented as a contributing factor to rising wildfire suppression and response costs, as highlighted in this Headwaters Economics report and this University of Wyoming Study. As… Read More

  4. Too Many Trees: Firescape Mendocino Plans for Bark Beetles

    Guy Duffner, Mary Huffman

    Years of drought in northern California are contributing to forest conditions ripe for bark beetle infestations on a much larger scale than the region has seen in recent history. This invasion of bark beetles is currently having incredibly… Read More

  5. Science Tuesday: Rebuilding Post Fire

    Lenya Quinn-Davidson

    Structures exist in the wildland-urban interface (WUI); that’s what makes it a WUI and not just a wildland. Recent research shows, however, that the WUI gains even more structures post… Read More

  6. Insurance and Wildfire: An Interview with Carole Walker, Part 2

    Carole Walker

    Carole Walker is the Executive Director of the Rocky Mountain Insurance Information Association (RMIIA), a non-profit trade association representing auto, home and business insurance companies in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming. RMIIA’s… Read More

  7. Insurance and Wildfire: An Interview with Carole Walker, Part 1

    Carole Walker

     Carole Walker is the Executive Director of the Rocky Mountain Insurance Information Association (RMIIA), a non-profit trade association representing auto, home and business insurance companies in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming. RMIIA’s… Read More

  8. Mock Fire Camp in Island Park Attracts Residents

    Liz Davy

    For the last three years Island Park Sustainable Fire Community has hosted Wildfire Awareness Days. We pick the busiest week in the summer in hopes of reaching full-time and part-time residents, as well as visitors. Our intent is to exchange… Read More

  9. There is Fire in Nevada’s Future!

    Tracy Visher

    Written By: Tracy Visher, Deputy Executive Director, Nevada Land Trust I headed out of the office a few weeks ago for an errand in Spanish Springs, just north of Reno. As I got on the freeway in Reno, I saw the plume of smoke from the Virginia… Read More

  10. Enhancing Wildfire Adaptation Through Increased Spatial and Situational Awareness

    Jerry McAdams

    The last year has been an exciting time to explore and develop new spatial tools in Ada County, Idaho. We have worked with a wide variety of collaborators, and discovered new programs and technologies that help us make informed decisions and better… Read More