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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. How Some Communities are Adapting their FAC Work to a Virtual World: Getting Creative with Workshops and Meetings

    BY: Emily Troisi

    The onset of COVID-19 triggered a wave of adaptation. Wildfire practitioners across the country adjusted to working, meeting and educating remotely. Knowing that wildfires do… Read More

  2. Planning for Wildfire: Tips for creating 360-character Wireless Emergency Alert templates

    BY: Jessica Doermann, Erica Kuligowski

    As the number of wildfires continues to decrease or hold steady from year to year, their average size and intensity has grown exponentially. Populations living and working… Read More

  3. Setting Goals for 2020: A Month-by-Month Approach

    BY: Michelle Medley-Daniel

    When your focus is helping your community live better with fire, your work is never done. Get more accomplished in 2020 by setting achievable goals and working with your… Read More

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

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

    FAC Network Participant

    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