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  1. 17 Ways We Grew: Community Wildfire Resilience Lessons from 2017

    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 the talk of the town. Fidget spinners went viral and out of style. By… Read More

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

    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 rotation of an even-aged stand of timber, including intermediate management,… Read More

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

    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 conclusion. Synchronicity?” Have you ever wondered if there is a… Read More

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

    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 than 3,000 wildfires that burn more than 163,500 acres. Approximately… Read More

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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