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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. FAC Net Regional Learning Exchange: Southern Oregon

    Alison Lerch, Ashley Lara

    In June of 2015, around 80 natural resources and fire adapted communities practitioners congregated for the Fire Learning Network and Fire Adapted Communities Learning Network (FAC Net) Workshop hosted in Santa Fe, New Mexico. This five-day workshop… Read More

  5. Becoming DWaRF

    Rebecca Samulski

    The phrase “timing is everything” couldn’t be more true than when talking about the start-up of the our collaborative focused on the Dolores Watershed in Southwest Colorado. In early 2015, the FAC Learning Net released a watershed quick guide… Read More

  6. Reducing Wildfire Risk in Santa Fe Through Collaborative Burning: The Aztec Springs Pile Burning Project

    Matt Piccarello

    Fire and forest managers, regardless of jurisdiction, organization or location, have a shared responsibility to implement safe and successful prescribed burns. With this in mind, the City of Santa Fe, The Nature Conservancy and the Forest Stewards… Read More

  7. All Aboard the Christmas Tree Train!

    Pam Wilson

    They came from near and far – Colorado, Oklahoma, Arizona, New Mexico and California – to enjoy a ride on the historic Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Train through the scenic Animas Valley AND to find and cut down their perfect Christmas… Read More

  8. Funding for Watershed Resiliency in Ashland

    Emily Troisi

    Steve Parks, fire adapted communities coordinator for the City of Ashland / Ashland Fire & Rescue, shared a press release with FAC Net members about the Ashland City Council’s vote to enact a fixed monthly charge to help pay for the Ashland… Read More

  9. Watershed Resilience & FACs: Quick Guides Now Available

    Lenya Quinn-Davidson

    We are pleased to release our first set of FAC Learning Network quick guides! This four-part series, which focuses on Increasing Watershed Resilience to Promote Fire Adapted Communities, provides community leaders with new ideas and inspiration for… Read More

  10. Eastern Washington Report Represents a Big Step Forward for Forest Health, FAC

    Wendy Fulks

    Hundreds of homes burned in Washington in 2014. The 256,108-acre Carlton Complex fire was the largest recorded in state history. So it’s timely that the “Eastern Washington Forest Health: Hazards, Accomplishments and Restoration Strategy”… Read More