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  1. Discover the #WildfirePrepDay Project Right for You: New Quiz and Project Menu!

    Allison Jolley

    If you’re wondering how to engage your community on National Community Wildfire Preparedness Day (#WildfirePrepDay, or Prep Day), look no further. Take this short quiz to find out what project(s) fit your needs and interests, and also get access to… Read More

  2. When Wildfire Hits the Ranch: Lessons Learned from the Thomas Fire

    Matthew Shapero, University of California Cooperative Extension

    Just as quickly as the Thomas Fire swept through parts of our community, the questions started flooding my office: Should we prune our burned avocado trees? Can I graze my cattle on burned pastures, and if not, how can I increase my forage production… Read More

  3. Working Together: That’s the Central-Oregon Way [A Day in the Life with Alison Green]

    Alison Green Project Wildfire

    What did you do prior to working on community wildfire resilience? How did you get into FAC work? Prior to Project Wildfire, I fought fire for the USDA Forest Service, performed recreational site surveys, and worked for a property management… Read More

  4. 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

  5. 6 Resources to Help Communities Recover After Wildfire

    Annie Schmidt Washington Fire Adapted Communities Learning Network

    As a practitioner, sometimes one of our most difficult tasks is sifting through available resources for communities. There is a lot of information available in this world! The process of sifting and sorting is particularly important when helping… Read More

  6. Superman vs. a Network? Why I’d Choose a Network Any Day: An Interview with Tiernan Doyle

    Tiernan Doyle, BoCo Strong

    What is BoCo Strong and how did it get started? Describe its role in helping Boulder recover from the 2013 flood. BoCo Strong (located in Boulder County, Colorado) is a coalition of local, county and city governments, social service, nonprofit and… Read More

  7. Community Magic: Community-Based Asset Mapping Establishes New Connections for Fire Adaptation

    Jana Carp, Jana Carp Consulting

    Jana Carp is a fourth-generation resident of northern California. She taught urban planning and community development at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina from 1999-2012, where she involved students in asset-based community… Read More

  8. Collaboration in Action: Building Resilience in White Swan

    Kirstin Taggart, Washington Resource Conservation and Development Council, with assistance from Gary Peters, Yakama Nation Fire Management and Andy Babcock, Yakima County Fire District 5

    “White Swan is a small community on the Yakama Nation in south central Washington State. It is considered a major population center on the Yakama reservation and is categorized as being high fire risk. The immediate landscape is a mix between… Read More

  9. Safety and Service First: A Day in the Life with Mike Davis

    Mike Davis

    What led you to work on community wildfire resilience? I began working to promote Firewise programs and prevention activities as far back as 2008. Later, I read about the concept of fire adapted communities in the National Cohesive Wildland Fire… Read More

  10. Middletown Art Center: A Community Hub for Wildfire Recovery

    Jana Carp, Jana Carp Consulting

    I stand in front of fire-blackened barbed wire,… Read More