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Topic: Resilience

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  1. What Does Community-led Recovery Look Like? A Case Study from the Carwoola 2017 Bush Fire

    BY: Zoe D'Arcy, New South Wales State Emergency Service (Australia)

    One sunny day in February 2017, I got to see first-hand what impact a disaster could have on people when my own small community of Carwoola in New South Wales experienced a… Read More

  2. Let’s Talk About Fire Adapted Communities!

    BY: Emily Troisi , Michelle Medley-Daniel

    The Fire Adapted Communities Learning Network (FAC Net) staff and members talk about fire adapted communities (FAC) a lot, and we often get asked for resources to help explain… Read More

  3. Block Captains: Community Leaders Emerge in the Wake of the 2017 Sonoma Fires

    BY: James Gore, Sonoma County

    We still talk about “Saturday’s problems” in Sonoma County. Saturday’s problems are the pile of two-by-fours in your backyard for that deck project, or the… Read More

  4. A Day in the Life with Andrew Notbohm: How Emergency Management and FAC Go Hand in Hand

    BY: Emily Troisi , Andrew Notbohm

    Interviewer’s note: During my five years working with FAC Net, I’ve discovered a passion for understanding how communities prepare for, respond to and recover from natural… Read More

  5. Smoke Adaptation is Fire Adaptation

    BY: Allison Jolley

    “It’s not as simple as, ‘How do you want your smoke?’ We could conduct thousands of acres of prescribed fire in our county and still be breathing smoke from another… Read More

  6. Facilitative Leadership: Concepts Every Wildland Fire Leader Can Use

    BY: Wendy Fulks

    Twenty members of the Fire Adapted Communities Learning Network (FAC Net) and Fire Learning Network (FLN) — experts in prescribed burning, ecosystem management and community… Read More

  7. Stop Winging It with Residents: What Works, and What Doesn’t

    BY: Allison Jolley

    Over the past several months, people who work with residents on wildfire resilience have shared several striking insights. Review their ahas and ensure that your approach to… Read More

  8. Seeking and Finding Community Capacity for Wildfire Resilience

    BY: Jana Carp, Jana Carp Consulting

    “We need to work together if we are going to meet the threat of wildfire in our community.” I heard this said time and time again — with either conviction or reluctance… Read More

  9. It’s the Relationships

    BY: Liz Rank, The Nature Conservancy

    It surprises no one reading this that relationships matter. But a recent workshop in Wenatchee, Washington, provided excellent examples of how investments in intangible assets… Read More