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  1. Cultural Burning and TEK: How Can FAC Practitioners Leverage Indigenous Connections to Fire Without Exploiting Them?

    BY: Allison Jolley

    “This is the thing: If you have the option to not think about or even consider history, whether you learned it right or not, or whether it even deserves consideration,… Read More

  2. Fuels Treatments Aren’t a Guarantee, but They Still Matter: Gaining Perspective from the Carr Fire

    BY: Eamon Engber, Klamath Network Parks and Six Rivers National Forest

    I’m not sure our messaging surrounding fuel management is clear, consistent or rooted in the best available science and current fire regimes. During the first two days… Read More

  3. What the Silver Tsunami Means for FAC and Why You Need to Partner with Assisted Living Facilities

    BY: Allison Jolley

    There are no children on the list of dead from the Camp Fire. No teenagers or even young adults have been identified as victims of the disaster. The 46 named victims so far… Read More

  4. Managing for Socio-Ecological Resilience First: How a New Type of Indicator Enhances Wildfire Resilience Monitoring

    BY: Colleen Rossier, University of California — Davis, Bill Tripp, Karuk Tribe

    Within the Karuk Tribe, it is a cultural teaching that “you do not harvest anything without first managing habitat for it to survive and reproduce.” This is a… Read More

  5. Let’s Talk About Fire Adapted Communities!

    BY: Emily Troisi , Michelle Medley-Daniel

    The Fire Adapted Communities Learning Network (FAC Net) staff and members talk about fire adapted communities (FAC) a lot, and we often get asked for resources to help explain… Read More

  6. #WildfireMitigationWorks: Six More Examples (So, 22 and Counting)

    BY: Allison Jolley

    No one action can guarantee a favorable wildfire outcome, but there are more and more examples of… Read More

  7. 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

  8. Seeking Fire Adaptation and Community Resilience Peers? Join FAC Net!

    BY: Michelle Medley-Daniel , Fire Adapted Communities Learning Network

    Our partners at FEMA Region 10 recently produced a podcast focused on the Fire Adapted Communities Learning Network (FAC Net). If you’ve been wondering about FAC Net’s… Read More

  9. Smoke Adaptation is Fire Adaptation

    BY: Allison Jolley

    “It’s not as simple as, ‘How do you want your smoke?’ We could conduct thousands of acres of prescribed fire in our county and still be breathing smoke from another… Read More

  10. Leaving Paradise

    BY: Chief Michael D’Orazi, Ashland Fire & Rescue

    Last October, I was visiting my mother, brother (Rick), and sister-in-law (Joanne), in Paradise, California. My mother, at the age of 98, had transitioned out of her home and… Read More