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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. Wildfire Funding in the Omnibus Bill: What You Need to Know

    BY: Cecilia Clavet, The Nature Conservancy

    The $1.3 trillion spending package that Congress passed last month included a legislative solution that — after a decade of advocacy by a bipartisan group of organizations… Read More

    Topic: Wildfire

    Type: Essay

  4. Farmer Gone FAC: A Day in the Life with Frank M. Riley Jr.

    BY: Frank Riley Jr.

    My roots run deep in Towns County, Georgia. My grandfather was born here in the Blue Ridge Mountains in 1889, and in fact, he was Towns County’s first county extension… Read More

  5. Fire in His Blood, Pace and Scale on His Mind: A Day in the Life with Forest Schafer

    BY: Forest Schafer , Tahoe Fire and Fuels Team

    It’s hard to forget your first wildland fire. Mine was years before I started fighting fires, and I remember seeing trees explode into flames as they lit up the dark… Read More

  6. The Evolution of Leadership in Fire: Stories from Three WTREX Leaders

    BY: Lenya Quinn-Davidson

    Last Sunday morning, I sat crying at my kitchen table as my family went about its usual routine around me. They knew I wasn’t there with them; rather, I was in 19th-century… Read More

    Topic: Wildfire

    Type: Essay

  7. What’s on Tap for 2018? Our New Year’s Resolutions

    BY: Allison Jolley

    I will comb my hair every day. I will call my grandparents more. I will practice gratitude. Those are a few of my New Year’s resolutions. I know, I know, most of us… Read More

  8. Integrating Traditional Ecological Knowledge and World Renewal Ceremonies into Fire Adaptation: An Indigenous Stewardship Model

    BY: Karuk Tribe, Department of Natural Resources , Bill Tripp

    The Karuk Tribe’s Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) and belief systems are constructed and preserved in the form of stories, practices, performances and ongoing… Read More

  9. How Practicing “Enough” and Looking Ahead Can Support Social Innovation

    Michelle Medley-Daniel

    The Sunday after Thanksgiving I started having procrastination-anxiety. I recognized it immediately. My interest in vacuuming and folding the laundry was the giveaway.… Read More

    Topic: Learning networks

    Type: Essay

  10. Managing New Jersey’s Forests for Resiliency: Let’s Come Together

    BY: New Jersey Fire Safety Council

    As a young boy, I hiked, hunted and trapped. It was common to hear quail and grouse in young forests as sparrowhawks flew overhead. Today, these birds are rare in New… Read More