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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. Science Tuesday: Frost on Fire

    BY: 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… Read More

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

    BY: 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… Read More

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

    BY: 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… Read More

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

    BY: 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… Read More

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

    BY: 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… Read More

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

    BY: 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… Read More