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  1. No More Prescribed Fire Barriers: Lessons from Lamprey

    BY: Lenya Quinn-Davidson

    On a typical summer weekend in the late 1990s, you might have found me amid other teenagers, all lounging in the sun a few miles up the road from my house at one of our… Read More

  2. 2019 Year In Review

    BY: Michelle Medley-Daniel

    The long nights of December (in the northern hemisphere at least) lend themselves to reflection and contemplation. This past weekend, I found myself flipping through my… Read More

    Topic: Collaboration

    Type: Essay

  3. Changing the Fire Culture: Let’s Be Provocative

    BY: Lenya Quinn-Davidson

    I love words. I love flowery, superfluous words; I love pithy, intense words; I love concise language, florid language, scientific language, love language—I love language.… Read More

  4. What the Silver Tsunami Means for FAC and Why You Need to Partner with Assisted Living Facilities

    BY: Allison Jolley

    There are no children on the list of dead from the Camp Fire. No teenagers or even young adults have been identified as victims of the disaster. The 46 named victims so far… Read More

  5. What’s All This About A Wicked Problem?

    BY: Peter Williams, Partnership Academy

    I often hear that community collaboration or collaborative conservation involve wicked problems. Ever wonder what that really means? In the Northeast, wicked is used as… Read More

    Topic: Collaboration

    Type: Essay

  6. Leaving Paradise

    BY: Chief Michael D’Orazi, Ashland Fire & Rescue

    Last October, I was visiting my mother, brother (Rick), and sister-in-law (Joanne), in Paradise, California. My mother, at the age of 98, had transitioned out of her home and… Read More

  7. Stop Focusing on Ignitions and Start Investing in a Prescribed Fire Workforce

    BY: Jeremy Bailey , The Nature Conservancy

    The way a fire burns isn’t always dictated by how it starts. Forests and grasslands don’t burn at extreme intensities, destroy homes, kill people, and denude entire… Read More

  8. Views of the Carr Fire: Journal Entries from Trinity County, California

    BY: Michelle Medley-Daniel, Fire Adapted Communities Learning Network, Watershed Research and Training Center

    July 20, 2018 I picked you up from the Redding airport on a cloudless Friday afternoon. You remarked on the hot wind. “They’re sculptures. Twisted limbs reaching… Read More

  9. Fire as Medicine: Fire Dependent Cultures and Re-Empowering American Indian Tribes

    BY: Frank Kanawha Lake, Ph.D., USDA Forest Service’s Pacific Southwest Research Station

    Across North America, many communities seek to live more safely with wildland fire; some call that working to become a fire adapted community. Many American Indian tribes were… Read More

  10. Redefining Environmentalism: A Day in the Life with Hilary Lundgren

    BY: Hilary Lundgren

    Growing up, my family piled into our FJ55 Toyota Landcruiser for “safaris.” We drove to the forest, into the Blue Mountains, which are tucked in northeast Oregon. We drove… Read More

    Topic: Wildfire

    Type: Essay