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  1. Community Magic: Community-Based Asset Mapping Establishes New Connections for Fire Adaptation

    Jana Carp, Jana Carp Consulting

    Jana Carp is a fourth-generation resident of northern California. She taught urban planning and community development at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina from 1999-2012, where she involved students in asset-based community… Read More

  2. Science Tuesday: Burning the Late Bloomers

    Lenya Quinn-Davidson

    The first thing I did at work last Thursday was smash my ring finger in the door of a truck. I got out to open a gate, and my finger decided to stay with the door as I slammed it shut with my other hand. I didn’t know it was possible for a door to… Read More

  3. PERFACT – More than a Creative Acronym; A Project Advancing Integrated Fire Management

    Nick Goulette

    PERFACT stands for “Promoting Ecosystem Resilience and Fire Adapted Communities Together.” While it’s a long and perhaps obscure acronym, the partnership’s components will be familiar to many in the fire world. The Fire Learning Network… Read More

  4. Say What? Demystifying the Federal Policy Process for Local Leaders

    Karen Hardigg, Rural Voices for Conservation Coalition

    Skinny budget. Continuing resolution. Omnibus. Or is it a cromnibus? If your eyes are starting to glaze over, you’re not alone. These terms have been in the news as Congress and the new administration work through the 2018 appropriations… Read More

  5. Fire Adaptation Strategies from Across the Nation: My Travels in 2016

    Rob Galbraith

    Since 2014, USAA has partnered with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) to offer a discount on homeowners insurance for our members who live in a recognized Firewise community in several states. In 2016, I wanted to build on the success… Read More

  6. Reflections on the Women-in-Fire Prescribed Fire Training Exchange

    Emily Troisi

    In April 2016, I attended the FAC Net Annual Workshop in Jacksonville, Florida. It was there that I witnessed my first prescribed fire in person. During that experience, I realized that while I had learned a lot about fire adapted communities in my… Read More

  7. When Fire Comes Close

    Hilary Lundgren

    Editor’s Note: A version of this post originally appeared in The Nature Conservancy in Washington’s blog. Hilary Lundgren is the Director of the Chumstick Wildfire Stewardship Coalition and a member of the FAC Net. This post is about her… Read More

  8. What TREX has Meant to One Fire Adapted Culture

    Margo Robbins

    Margo Robbins is a member of the Cultural Fire Management Council of the Yurok Tribe in northern California. This article first appeared on the Prescribed Fire Training Exchange (TREX) website. Aiy-yee-kwee, I come from the ancestral village of… Read More

  9. It’s Time for FAC Practitioners to Get Involved in Policy Education

    Jonathan Bruno

    Recently the Coalition for the Upper South Platte had the opportunity to help lead the Rural Voices for Conservation Coalition’s (RVCC) Fire Adapted Communities working group. The goal was to pull together FAC practitioners, discuss some of our… Read More

  10. Women in Fire: Announcing October’s WTREX

    Lenya Quinn-Davidson

    I’ll be honest: this month’s fire science blog is not very scientific. It’s half training announcement, half social commentary. But it has an essence of science to it—not because of the literature that exists on the topic, but because of what… Read More