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  1. Fantastic Failure! Multi-Jurisdictional NEPA: Big Dreams Take Time

    Eytan Krasilovsky, Forest Stewards Guild

    Editor’s note: FAC Net sends our deepest condolences to those suffering losses, including the lives of loved ones, from the recent wildfires. I encourage everyone to be naive and optimistic; hey, it worked for me. It all started back in 2005 with a… Read More

  2. The Power of Private Lands

    Emily Hohman

    A while back I was walking through a recently completed prescribed burn unit with some colleagues who represented a variety of conservation entities. We were admiring the results — open forest conditions, widely spaced trees — but we were also… Read More

  3. Fantastic Failure: Apple Maggots? Fire Management and Pest Management Meet

    Ryan Anderson, Washington State Fire Adapted Communities Learning Network

    During my youth, apple maggot quarantine signs were as abundant along state highways as broken down station wagons. If someone failed to show up at camp or a ball game, some kid would often explain their absence with a nonchalant, “that’ll teach… Read More

  4. Topic: Learning networks Type: Essay

    The Four-Letter Word We Avoid at All Costs: Fail. But Should We Avoid It After All?

    Allison Jolley

    Tell me about a time that you failed. That’s one of the most classic interview questions. And the trick, supposedly, is to tell a story about a slight error that, thanks to your creativity and determination, actually led to a big victory. Acing… Read More

  5. Summer Reading: 10 Wildfire and Behavior Change Books to Choose From

    Allison Jolley

    “Did you lock the house? Turn off the coffee pot? Pack the books?” That will be me next week, as my husband and I hit the road for a long-awaited beach getaway. Along with the beach towels, shade structure and sunscreen, books are at the top… Read More

  6. Topic: Wildfire Type: Essay

    Science Tuesday: Naturally Human

    Lenya Quinn-Davidson

    In January, I used my Science Tuesday post to vent about the notion of nature and its inherent and unproductive separatism. In February, the media went wild covering a paper (Balch et al. 2017) that had just been published in the Proceedings of the… Read More

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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