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  1. Of Fire and Myth: Will Harling, Bigfoot and the Power of Place

    BY: Lenya Quinn-Davidson

    Editors’ Note: This blog features a focus on our past blog author, Will Harling. Will’s recent Firehawk Blog spoke to his work in prescribed fires and letting the land… Read More

  2. Project Firehawk: Risk, Ripeness, and the Case for Paper Bags

    BY: Annie Schmidt

    Editor’s note: 2020 has brought countless changes to our world. Together, we are beginning to reimagine our way of living—with wildfire, but also in every other sector.… Read More

  3. A Future with Fire: Desiring Tuesday on this Very Long Monday

    BY: Lenya Quinn-Davidson

    Last week I criticized some spatial data that equated average miles traveled with social distancing success. According to the national map, my county was doing great, and I… Read More

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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