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Editor's Note: All blog entries are reviewed and edited for length and clarity by Network staff before approval for posting.

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

    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! Now imagine having to live in temporary housing for six, nine or 12 months… Read More

  2. 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

  3. Long-term Recovery Planning: Where We Started [Learning Exchange Summary]

    Emily Troisi

    Author’s Note: Contributed to by Alison Green, Hilary Lundgren and Ed Keith. Fire adapted communities take action before, during and after a wildfire. Fire adapted communities are also resilient communities. Last month, Hilary Lundgren (Chumstick… Read More

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. Engaging Diverse Communities in Disaster Resilience

    Maria Estrada

    Editor’s Note: Several FAC Net members have expressed interest in learning how they can better engage all of the communities that they serve, including immigrants, racial minorities, and English as a Second Language populations. To understand… Read More

  8. Tahoe Basin Residents Celebrate 20 Years of Restoring Their Environment

    Forest Schafer

    On August 31 of this year more than 7,000 people came together to reflect on 20 years of progress and challenges of environmental improvement in the Lake Tahoe Basin. The 20th Annual Lake Tahoe Summit included remarks by Senators Barbara Boxer,… Read More

  9. Learning to Burn: 25 Years Managing the Albany Pine Bush

    Neil Gifford

    Neil Gifford is the conservation director for the Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission (APBPC) in Albany, N.Y. A volunteer and seasonal Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission employee in 1994 and 1995, he’s been a full-time Commission employee since… Read More

  10. Science Tuesday: Why Mesophication Matters

    Lenya Quinn-Davidson

    No matter where I am, I always find myself subconsciously looking for two things: fire and oaks. I start looking for clues, trying to uncover the stories and processes that I know are there, and wondering where the Quercus is to round out the… Read More