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  1. Snapshots of FAC-Building in Baker County, Florida

    BY: Doc Bloodworth, Florida Forest Service

    The dozen or so organizations that make up the Baker County FAC Collaborative have been working together for 11 years. This post summarizes some highlights from the past two… Read More

  2. A Trusted Translator: The Role of the Community Liaison in Creating Better Wildfire Outcomes

    BY: Karuna Greenberg

    If you’ve lived in the rural West for very long, chances are you’ve been affected by at least one major wildfire. Nearly every year a large number of communities are… Read More

  3. Working with Communities to Reduce Wildfire Risk Through Planning

    BY: Molly Mowery

    Many of us are likely to be familiar with the “fire adapted communities sunrise graphic.” This illustration was first provided by the USDA Forest Service to illustrate the… Read More

  4. Learning in Taos, New Mexico, Part 2: CWPP Updates and Leveraging Resources

    BY: Eytan Krasilovsky, Forest Stewards Guild

    It was a clear sunny day in September when I drove north from Santa Fe to Questa, New Mexico to meet with Ron Gardiner. Ron is leading an update of the 2009 Taos County… Read More

  5. Learning in Taos, New Mexico, Part 1: A Passionate and Motivated CWPP Core Team

    BY: Eytan Krasilovsky, the Forest Stewards Guild

    We had an unseasonably wet summer in northern New Mexico, which led to a fairly quiet fire season. As a result, the Forest Service was able to manage several naturally ignited… Read More

  6. Safe Growth Audits – Another Effective Tool for the FAC Practitioner

    BY: Molly Mowery

    Many of us are familiar with plans and codes specific to wildfire (e.g., Community Wildfire Protection Plans, wildland-urban interface codes), but there is also a vast array… Read More

    Topic: Planning WUI codes & ordinances Type: Tools / Resources

  7. Fire on the Mountain: Towns County Wildfire Community Preparedness Day

    BY: Frank Riley Jr.

    March and April are the spring wildfire months here in the north Georgia mountains. The wildfire that we will have one day might not be as spectacular as the massive fires out… Read More

  8. #MakeAKitMonday: Facilitating Emergency Preparedness

    BY: Annie Schmidt, Chumstick Wildfire Stewardship Coalition

    Washington State experienced the worst wildfire season in its history last summer. There have been many byproducts of this season of fire, but one of the most positive has… Read More

  9. Why Did Stakeholders in Austin Develop a CWPP? Belief.

    BY: Justice Jones

    The City of Austin and Travis County recently adopted its first county-wide Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP). The development of Community Wildfire Protection Plans… Read More

    Topic: Planning

    Type: Essay

  10. Baker County Hosts Fire Adapted Communities Seminar

    BY: Doc Bloodworth, Annaleasa Winter

      Baker… Read More