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  1. The ABC’s of Wildfire Terminology

    Allison Jolley

    “What did the IC say about the fuel models in the area where we’ll be performing burn out operations? I can’t wait to get my red card and work on my faller quals!” “The fire behavior forecast suggests that it’ll be weeks until we contain… Read More

  2. Decisions, Decisions, Decisions! A Day in the Life with Liz Davy, District Ranger at Caribou-Targhee National Forest

    Liz Davy Island Park Sustainable Fire Community

    Tell us about your job. As the district ranger for the Ashton/Island Park District of the Caribou-Targhee National Forest, I manage people and resources. In 2011, I, along with several other community members, formed a working group in Island… Read More

  3. Science Tuesday: Frost on Fire

    Lenya Quinn-Davidson

    Climate change can sometimes feel like an abstraction, especially in places with moderate weather, like where I live on the northern California coast. Even during periods of extreme drought or severe fire weather across the West, my coastal climate… Read More

  4. You Just Never Know What You’ll Get into this Time of Year: A Day in the Life with Karuna Greenberg

    Karuna Greenberg

    When you get to work on Monday morning, what are your top priorities for the week? Over the weekend, we experienced an intense thunderstorm throughout the Salmon River and across the Klamath Mountains. With it, came extensive lightning, torrential… Read More

  5. Summer Reading: 10 Wildfire and Behavior Change Books to Choose From

    Allison Jolley

    “Did you lock the house? Turn off the coffee pot? Pack the books?” That will be me next week, as my husband and I hit the road for a long-awaited beach getaway. Along with the beach towels, shade structure and sunscreen, books are at the top… Read More

  6. Networker by Day; Dad by Night; Firefighter at Heart: A Day in the Life with Porfirio Chavarria

    Porfirio Chavarria City of Santa Fe Fire Department

    Has Fire Adapted Communities (FAC) always been a part of your job? Since working at the Santa Fe Fire Department, FAC has been a part of my job description, even though it has not always been explicitly stated. In 2013, I attended the National… Read More

  7. A New Perspective on Fire Management [Book Review of “Florida: A Fire Survey” by Stephen J Pyne]

    Alan Long, Southern Fire Exchange

    Several years ago, highly acclaimed author Stephen Pyne began a new series of short books on fire in key regions around the country, titled “To the Last Smoke.” His first book in the series, released last year, focuses on Florida. If you are asking… Read More

  8. The Department of the Interior Integrates Its Wildfire Programs: An Interview with the DOI’s Office of Wildland Fire

    Kristin Merony and Kim Van Hemelryck, the Department of the Interior's Office of Wildland Fire

    What does the Office of Wildland Fire do? The Office of Wildland Fire’s (OWF) principle roles are to develop policy for the management and oversight of the Department of the Interior’s (DOI) wildland fire programs and to ensure consistent… Read More

  9. Topic: Wildfire Type: Essay

    Science Tuesday: Naturally Human

    Lenya Quinn-Davidson

    In January, I used my Science Tuesday post to vent about the notion of nature and its inherent and unproductive separatism. In February, the media went wild covering a paper (Balch et al. 2017) that had just been published in the Proceedings of the… Read More

  10. Community Wildfire Adaptation: North Georgia-Style

    Wendy Fulks

    Did you know they have federally listed endangered green pitcher plants in the mountains of north Georgia? Me neither. I learned this (and got to see some of these carnivorous plants) while participating in the 12th annual Southern Blue Ridge… Read More