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Topic: Wildfire recovery

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  1. iBAER: How We Formed, Funded and Dispatched a State and Private Lands Burned Area Emergency Response Team

    BY: Craig Nelson, Okanogan Conservation District

    It’s always about money. Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) teams, the people who assess ecological, hydrological and forest conditions after a wildfire, are not cheap.… Read More

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. Equity in Action: Long-Term Disaster Recovery in North-Central Washington

    BY: Maria Estrada, The Nature Conservancy

    “What is equity?” The answer to that question is both elusive and central when working toward fire adaptation. When I was in Washington State last May, I met the… Read More

  5. Fantastic Failure: Facilitation Flops in a Post-Fire World

    BY: Annie Schmidt , Hilary Lundgren

    You know when something is going really, really wrong? Like, you know it is going wrong and even though you know, you find yourself paralyzed and unable to correct the course,… Read More

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

    BY: 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… Read More

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

    BY: 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… Read More

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

    BY: 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,… Read More

  9. 17 Ways We Grew: Community Wildfire Resilience Lessons from 2017

    BY: 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… Read More

  10. 6 Resources to Help Communities Recover After Wildfire

    BY: 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… Read More