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

    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 were destroyed, and over 6,000 acres had burned. For me, what started as a… Read More

  2. 17 Ways We Grew: Community Wildfire Resilience Lessons from 2017

    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 the talk of the town. Fidget spinners went viral and out of style. By… Read More

  3. Science Tuesday: Why Homes Burn (and Why I’m Reminding You)

    Lenya Quinn-Davidson

    I was nine years old when my dad’s family home burned in the Oakland Hills Fire. As a country kid from one of the most fire-prone counties in northern California, I was no stranger to wildfire. Still, I remember the shock of driving through his… Read More

  4. Science Tuesday: Fire Fungus

    Lenya Quinn-Davidson

    All of my friends know that I’m a bit of a holiday scrooge. Holidays involve all kinds of societal traditions that put me on edge, like setting off explosives, dressing up in costumes, and obligatory gift giving. But Thanksgiving is a different… Read More

  5. Planning Pays Big Dividends: 4 Successes from the 2017 Wildfire Season

    Allison Jolley

    Need some inspiration? Here are four examples of how planning ahead, whether that involved fuels treatment, team building or outreach, generated success during the 2017 wildfire season. Collaborative Restoration Works, but Integrating Communities Is… Read More

  6. Science Tuesday: Going Nuclear

    Lenya Quinn-Davidson

    On Labor Day weekend, my friends and I canceled a vacation rental on the Trinity River because of the heat and smoke. It was predicted to be 112 degrees inland that weekend, and we figured we’d be crazy to subject ourselves (and our posse of… Read More

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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