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  1. Collaborative Spatial Fire Management: Getting Ahead of Fire Using Potential Operational Delineations

    Mike Caggiano Colorado Forest Restoration Institute, Colorado State University

    At the end of a windy summer day, an engine captain receives a smoke report from the dispatch center, readies his crew, and heads up the mountain in search of the fire. The crew rounds a bend and finds the flames. The fire is approximately 1-acre and… Read More

  2. Asking is Better Than Assuming: Enhancing the Work of Wildfire Practitioners with Social Science

    WiRē Team

    Wildfire practitioners face the overwhelming challenge of changing the behaviors of residents and the physical conditions of structures and landscapes. Rather than using general recommendations designed for “Anytown, USA,” the Wildfire Research… Read More

  3. The Line Between Fire Adapted Communities and Fire Resilient Landscapes Isn’t Just Invisible; It Doesn’t Exist

    Forest Schafer Tahoe Fire and Fuels Team

    While looking through an old hard drive, I found a homework assignment from an undergraduate silviculture class. The assignment was simple: develop a prescription for a full rotation of an even-aged stand of timber, including intermediate management,… Read More

  4. Facilitating Dialogue in Communities: Using the FAC Self-Assessment Tool

    Emily Troisi

    “[This tool] determined the need for increased public outreach and a central contact during incidents. One year later, a new emergency manager independently reached the same conclusion. Synchronicity?” Have you ever wondered if there is a… Read More

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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