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  1. PERFACT – More than a Creative Acronym; A Project Advancing Integrated Fire Management

    Nick Goulette

    PERFACT stands for “Promoting Ecosystem Resilience and Fire Adapted Communities Together.” While it’s a long and perhaps obscure acronym, the partnership’s components will be familiar to many in the fire world. The Fire Learning Network… Read More

  2. Say What? Demystifying the Federal Policy Process for Local Leaders

    Karen Hardigg, Rural Voices for Conservation Coalition

    Skinny budget. Continuing resolution. Omnibus. Or is it a cromnibus? If your eyes are starting to glaze over, you’re not alone. These terms have been in the news as Congress and the new administration work through the 2018 appropriations… Read More

  3. Scientists and Managers Collaborate on Wildfire in the North Atlantic: An Interview with Inga La Puma

    Inga La Puma

    Tell us about the North Atlantic Fire Science Exchange and why it connects scientists and managers. The North Atlantic Fire Science Exchange is one of 15 exchanges throughout the country funded by the Joint Fire Science Program (JFSP). Our goal is… Read More

  4. Making Lemonade from Lemons: How Intense Wildfire Seasons Yielded Utah’s New Wildfire Policy

    Jennifer Hansen, Nathan Barrons

    In January, I wrote a blog about Utah’s comprehensive wildland fire management policy, which passed in the 2016 Legislative Session. The policy is based on the principle of risk reduction, wherein the state pays for large and extended wildland fire… Read More

  5. Reflections on WUI 2017

    Wendy Fulks

    Wildland-Urban Interface:  noun | areas where homes and forests meet | “WUI” This year’s WUI… Read More

  6. Science Tuesday: Fire History is Human History

    Lenya Quinn-Davidson

    I recently found myself venting about the idea of “nature.” The concept has always bothered me. There’s an inherent separatism in it—an implicit line in the sand between humans and nature, where we can and should appreciate it, but we think… Read More

  7. Thinking on an “Era of Megafires”

    Jay McLaughlin

    Editor’s note: This blog originally appeared on the Mount Adams Resource Stewards’ blog and then on the Washington State Fire Adapted Communities Learning Network’s blog. Great turnout… Read More

  8. When Fire Comes Close

    Hilary Lundgren

    Editor’s Note: A version of this post originally appeared in The Nature Conservancy in Washington’s blog. Hilary Lundgren is the Director of the Chumstick Wildfire Stewardship Coalition and a member of the FAC Net. This post is about her… Read More

  9. Science Tuesday: Rainforest or Fireforest?

    Lenya Quinn-Davidson

    Picture a quintessential old-growth redwood forest: damp and dark, with prehistoric sword ferns taller than you, huckleberry and rhododendron thickets as far as the eye can see, and the sweet, musty smell of mosses and rotting logs wafting through… Read More

  10. Tahoe Basin Residents Celebrate 20 Years of Restoring Their Environment

    Forest Schafer

    On August 31 of this year more than 7,000 people came together to reflect on 20 years of progress and challenges of environmental improvement in the Lake Tahoe Basin. The 20th Annual Lake Tahoe Summit included remarks by Senators Barbara Boxer,… Read More