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  1. What Comes First — Collaborative Mapping or Mapping Collaboration?

    BY: Rose Shriner

    Editor’s Note: Standing around the hood of a truck pouring over a map has long been acknowledged as a powerful collaborative moment. But how can we take that moment and plan… Read More

  2. “School’s Out, Now What?” Activity Guides, Wildfire Education, & Go Bag Activities for the Whole Family

    BY: Jessica Sabine Brothers

    “School’s out, now what?” seems to be a common question for many parents these days as summer is in full-swing and physical distancing practices continue across the… Read More

  3. Project Firehawk: Risk, Ripeness, and the Case for Paper Bags

    BY: Annie Schmidt

    Editor’s note: 2020 has brought countless changes to our world. Together, we are beginning to reimagine our way of living—with wildfire, but also in every other sector.… Read More

  4. Learning the Rules of the Game: Understanding Jeremy Bailey and the origins of TREX

    BY: Lenya Quinn-Davidson

    I don’t like games. Everyone knows this about me: there’s only one thing that will get me to go bed early, and that’s a board game. I’ve been this way forever, and… Read More

  5. Connecting Practice to Policy: An Interview with Annie Schmidt

    BY: Annie Schmidt

    Editor’s Note: Annie Schmidt is one of FAC Net’s newest staff members, returning to the FAC family after two years of planning and policy work in her home state of… Read More

  6. Show Your Partners You’re Listening. Literally! How We’re Using Values-Based Spatial Planning to Visualize and Prioritize Collaborative Forest Restoration

    BY: Will Harling, Jill Beckmann

    The first meetings of the Western Klamath Restoration Partnership (WKRP) felt like going on a blind date … with 60 people! As our facilitator, Mary Huffman, divided us at… Read More

  7. How Ashland Passed a Wildfire Ordinance (Hint: We Removed Our Ordinance Blinders)

    BY: Alison Lerch , Chris Chambers

    The danger of designated wildfire hazard zones is that they inherently consider some areas as “out” of the zone of risk. The 2009 Siskiyou Fire and 2010 Oak Knoll Fire in… Read More

  8. Using Community Base Maps to Improve the Safety and Effectiveness of Wildfire Response

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

    The Importance of Spatial Data When responding to wildfires, firefighters often have difficulty figuring out where the fire is, where it’s going, and what’s in its way.… Read More

  9. 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