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  1. Fantastic Failure: Why Would Residents Refuse Wildfire Mitigation Money?

    BY: Einar Jensen , South Metro Fire Rescue

    A high-risk neighborhood refusing a $13,500 mitigation grant is a fantastic failure. The year was 2013, and I was on top of my game. I was (and still am) a risk reduction… Read More

  2. Fantastic Failure: Biomass Utilization and Surviving the Pursuit of a Bright Idea

    BY: Nick Goulette, Watershed Research and Training Center

    Creating market demand and useful products from the woody material that we remove as a byproduct of community wildfire protection work seems like an obvious and elegant… Read More

  3. Fantastic Failure: Facilitation Flops in a Post-Fire World

    BY: Annie Schmidt , Hilary Lundgren

    You know when something is going really, really wrong? Like, you know it is going wrong and even though you know, you find yourself paralyzed and unable to correct the course,… Read More

  4. Fantastic Failure: Big Stick, Big Mouth

    BY: Eric Lovgren

    Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so. ~ Douglas… Read More

  5. Fantastic Failure: False Hope and the Four Mile Canyon Fire

    BY: Dave Lasky

    On the morning of Septemb­­er 2, 2010, the Four Mile Canyon Fire ignited in the Rocky Mountain Foothills, just west of Boulder, Colorado. Eighteen hours later, 168 homes… Read More

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

    BY: Eytan Krasilovsky, Forest Stewards Guild

    I encourage everyone to be naive and optimistic; hey, it worked for me. It all started back in 2005 with a 3.5 million-acre collaborative landscape assessment in north-central… Read More

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

    BY: 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… Read More

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

    BY: 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… Read More