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  1. Three Game-Changing Approaches to Wildfire Response

    BY: Allison Jolley

    Whether you’re working at incident command in fire camp or at your desk planning a workshop, I want to draw your attention to three amazing blogs related to wildfire… Read More

  2. Wildfire Insurance 101: What Practitioners and Policy Owners Need to Know

    BY: Rob Galbraith

    Have you ever gone on a family vacation for more than two weeks, during which you lived out of a suitcase? If your family is anything like mine, it can get pretty stressful!… Read More

  3. Collaborative Spatial Fire Management: Getting Ahead of Fire Using Potential Operational Delineations

    BY: Mike Caggiano , Colorado Forest Restoration Institute, Colorado State University

    At the end of a windy summer day, an engine captain receives a smoke report from the dispatch center, readies his crew, and heads up the mountain in search of the fire. The… Read More

  4. When Wildfire Hits the Ranch: Lessons Learned from the Thomas Fire

    BY: Matthew Shapero, University of California Cooperative Extension

    Just as quickly as the Thomas Fire swept through parts of our community, the questions started flooding my office: Should we prune our burned avocado trees? Can I graze my… Read More

  5. Fire Narratives: Are Any Accurate?

    BY: Sarah McCaffrey

    How you tell a story influences what conclusions people draw from it (think Aesop’s Fables). Over the past decade, the overarching American wildfire narrative has become… Read More

  6. 17 Ways We Grew: Community Wildfire Resilience Lessons from 2017

    BY: Allison Jolley

    2017 has been a big year. Natural disasters, including wildfires, struck numerous communities. Technology evolved in novel ways. A total solar eclipse occurred. Bitcoin became… Read More

  7. The Line Between Fire Adapted Communities and Fire Resilient Landscapes Isn’t Just Invisible; It Doesn’t Exist

    BY: Forest Schafer , Tahoe Fire and Fuels Team

    While looking through an old hard drive, I found a homework assignment from an undergraduate silviculture class. The assignment was simple: develop a prescription for a full… Read More

  8. Facilitating Dialogue in Communities: Using the FAC Self-Assessment Tool

    BY: Emily Troisi

    “[This tool] determined the need for increased public outreach and a central contact during incidents. One year later, a new emergency manager independently reached the same… Read More

  9. Getting Outreach Right, the NASF’s Priorities, and the Evolution of Wildfire Risk Mapping: An Interview with John Fish

    BY: Florida Forest Service

    What are you and the Florida Forest Service doing to help communities live with wildfire? Wildfire is a reality in Florida. During an average fire year, we experience more… Read More

  10. Top 5 Resources for Planning For Wildfire

    BY: 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… Read More