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  1. Redefining Environmentalism: A Day in the Life with Hilary Lundgren

    BY: Hilary Lundgren

    Growing up, my family piled into our FJ55 Toyota Landcruiser for “safaris.” We drove to the forest, into the Blue Mountains, which are tucked in northeast Oregon. We drove… Read More

    Topic: Wildfire

    Type: Essay

  2. Co-Managing Wildfire: Conversations You Need to Have Right Now

    BY: Branda Nowell, Ph.D., Anne-Lise Velez, Ph.D. and Toddi Steelman, Ph.D.

    2017 saw numerous wildfires move cross across the American landscape, many traversing three or more jurisdictions. Co-management has been proposed as a guiding concept for… Read More

  3. Fire Adapted Communities on the Range: Why Rangeland Fire Protection Associations Matter

    BY: Emily Jane “EJ” Davis

    On a hot summer day, lightning splits the sky in southeastern Oregon. Smoke begins to rise. Before long, a wildfire takes off through the dry sagebrush and grass, driven by… Read More

  4. Wildfire Funding in the Omnibus Bill: What You Need to Know

    BY: Cecilia Clavet, The Nature Conservancy

    The $1.3 trillion spending package that Congress passed last month included a legislative solution that — after a decade of advocacy by a bipartisan group of organizations… Read More

    Topic: Wildfire

    Type: Essay

  5. Better Work, Bigger Impact: Recent Fire Adaptation Highlights

    BY: FAC Net Staff

    April marks FAC Net’s fifth year of operations. According to some traditions, an appropriate five-year anniversary gift is something made of wood. For FAC Net members and… Read More

  6. Science Thursday: Mysterious Mistletoe

    BY: Lenya Quinn-Davidson

    To see dwarf mistletoe seeds is to experience them. These are not typical seeds that gently drop from a mature plant. Rather, they are explosive — forcibly ejected from… 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. The Evolution of Leadership in Fire: Stories from Three WTREX Leaders

    BY: Lenya Quinn-Davidson

    Last Sunday morning, I sat crying at my kitchen table as my family went about its usual routine around me. They knew I wasn’t there with them; rather, I was in 19th-century… Read More

    Topic: Wildfire

    Type: Essay

  9. Fantastic Failure: False Hope and the Four Mile Canyon Fire

    BY: Dave Lasky

    On the morning of Septemb­­er 2, 2010, the Four Mile Canyon Fire ignited in the Rocky Mountain Foothills, just west of Boulder, Colorado. Eighteen hours later, 168 homes… Read More

  10. 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