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  1. Community-Focused Mitigation Programs and Resources: Interview with Chris Barth

    Chris Barth

    Chris Barth is a fire mitigation and education specialist with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). Chris has worked for volunteer, municipal, county and federal agencies in fire management since 1992. During his career, he has worked with the… Read More

  2. From Collaboration to Mitigation: A Day in the Life with Jerry McAdams

    Jerry McAdams

    Editor’s note: This post is the first blog in a new FAC Net blog series entitled, “A Day in the Life of a FAC Practitioner.” The series is meant to showcase the diversity of the FAC practice by profiling individual practitioners. If you are… Read More

  3. Key Principles Behind Utah’s New Wildfire Policy: Engaging Municipalities and Distributing Risk

    Utah Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands

    Written by: Jennifer Hansen, Utah Wildland Urban Interface Program Coordinator,  State of Utah, Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands All over the country, FAC practitioners and policy makers alike are discussing a critical solution to the… Read More

  4. Fire Adaptation Strategies from Across the Nation: My Travels in 2016

    Rob Galbraith

    Since 2014, USAA has partnered with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) to offer a discount on homeowners insurance for our members who live in a recognized Firewise community in several states. In 2016, I wanted to build on the success… Read More

  5. 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

  6. Enhancing Wildfire Adaptation Through Increased Spatial and Situational Awareness

    Jerry McAdams

    The last year has been an exciting time to explore and develop new spatial tools in Ada County, Idaho. We have worked with a wide variety of collaborators, and discovered new programs and technologies that help us make informed decisions and better… Read More

  7. Unexpected Lessons from Completing the FAC Self-Assessment

    Bill Trimarco

    A couple of years ago, the FAC Net introduced the FAC Self-Assessment Tool (FAC SAT). It is a template for assessing wildfire risk and available resources, and developing action plans for a community. Undertaking this self-assessment sounded like a… Read More

  8. What We’re Learning about Current and Future Wildfire Threats to Island Park, Idaho

    Liz Davy

    Over the last three years, the Island Park Sustainable Fire Community (IPSFC) has been working with fire behavior researchers and modelers to better understand not only the threat of wildfire now, but the threat in the future to developed areas… Read More

  9. Download the New FAC Self-Assessment Tool & User Guide

    Molly Mowery

    Over the past few years, the FAC Learning Network has been working behind the scenes to develop a community-based tool to increase fire adaptation. We are excited to announce that this new tool, the Fire Adapted Communities Self-Assessment Tool (FAC… Read More

  10. Lessons Learned from a Successful Year of FAC Outreach

    Gloria Erickson

    The morning of our first Firewise Demonstration Day, I wondered, “Is anybody going to show up?” I had learned many lessons from our first Chipper Day the previous year (June 2014). Make sure the landowners want to participate. Just because the… Read More