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Editor's Note: All blog entries are reviewed and edited for length and clarity by Network staff before approval for posting.

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  1. We’re Gonna Need a Bigger Boat: What is Capacity and How Do You Actually Build It?

    BY: Allison Jolley , Forest Schafer

    By Allison Jolley, Watershed Research and Training Center with additional reflections from Forest Schafer, California Tahoe Conservancy Back in high school, I rowed. As in… Read More

  2. Avoid These Pitfalls When Writing About Wildland Fire

    BY: Wendy Fulks

    There is a sentiment in the American fire community that our words are out of sync with our needs. For 50 years we have coaxed a revolution into being ― redefined fire and… Read More

  3. Building for Wildfire Summit: Understanding How Homes Burn and How to Build Better

    BY: Kimiko Barrett, Ph.D.

    The wildland-urban interface problem is a home ignition problem, not a wildfire control problem. Extreme wildfires are inevitable but wildland-urban fire disasters don’t… Read More

  4. Don’t be a Bystander. Be an Active Bystander!

    BY: Maria Estrada, The Nature Conservancy

    Editor’s note: FAC Net is committed to having conversations around inequity in community resilience and wildfire adaptation. This blog is part of a series of introductory… Read More

  5. Finding the Sweet Spot: Rigor Versus Impact in Certified Burner Programs

    BY: Lenya Quinn-Davidson

    I am a notorious softie. It became clear when we got our first dog 11 years ago: I am the one who defaults to empathy, and my husband, in contrast, defaults to discipline. Of… Read More

  6. 4 Tips for Conducting Controlled Burns on Private Property from a Burn Boss

    BY: Phil Dye, Prometheus Fire Consulting LLC

    We stood shoulder to shoulder, watching the fire creep down the hill. The flame was continuous but low, no more than 8-inches tall. It was now burning, restoring, a strip of… Read More

  7. Wildfire Insurance 101: What Practitioners and Policy Owners Need to Know

    BY: Rob Galbraith

    Have you ever gone on a family vacation for more than two weeks, during which you lived out of a suitcase? If your family is anything like mine, it can get pretty stressful!… Read More

  8. Make Your Work Easier and More Effective: 5 Tips for Working and Learning with Partners

    Michelle Medley-Daniel

    Think about your to-do list. Before you get overwhelmed or distracted, take a deep breath. Are you working on something that could benefit from the perspectives of others?… Read More

  9. Building a Wildfire Preparedness Plan: We’re All in This Thing Together

    BY: Bill Brash

    Written by Bill Brash, President, New Jersey Fire Safety Council New Jersey contains approximately four million acres, 1.1 million of which are in the Pinelands region. The… Read More

  10. Engaging Diverse Communities in Disaster Resilience

    BY: Maria Estrada

    Editor’s Note: Several FAC Net members have expressed interest in learning how they can better engage all of the communities that they serve, including immigrants, racial… Read More