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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

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

    BY: 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… Read More

  6. Science Tuesday: Fire Fungus

    BY: 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… Read More

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

    BY: 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… Read More

  8. Science Tuesday: Going Nuclear

    BY: 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,… Read More

  9. The ABC’s of Wildfire Terminology

    BY: 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… Read More

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

    BY: 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,… Read More