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  1. Building Networks Regionally and Statewide: A Day in the Life with Pam Wilson

    Pam Wilson FireWise of Southwest Colorado

    What did you do before working on community wildfire resilience? During my first career, I worked for the USDA Forest Service. My last job with them was on the San Juan National Forest as a public affairs specialist for their Fire and Fuels… Read More

  2. Getting Outreach Right, the NASF’s Priorities, and the Evolution of Wildfire Risk Mapping: An Interview with John Fish

    Florida Forest Service

    What are you and the Florida Forest Service doing to help communities live with wildfire? Wildfire is a reality in Florida. During an average fire year, we experience more than 3,000 wildfires that burn more than 163,500 acres. Approximately… Read More

  3. Does the “C” in Coordinating Actually Stand for Communicating? A Day in the Life with Kara Karboski

    Kara Karboski, Washington Resource Conservation and Development Council

    How did you get into community wildfire resilience work? I’ve been working on fire adapted communities efforts since I started at the Washington Resource Conservation and Development Council (RC&D). Part of my role at the RC&D involves… Read More

  4. What the Joint Fire Science Program Can Do for You: An Interview with Coleen Haskell

    Coleen Haskell, Joint Fire Science Program

    Tell us about the Fire Science Exchange Network. The Joint Fire Science Program’s Fire Science Exchange Network (FSEN) is a science delivery mechanism that integrates the best available fire research with wildland fire, fuels and land managers. It… Read More

  5. Decisions, Decisions, Decisions! A Day in the Life with Liz Davy, District Ranger at Caribou-Targhee National Forest

    Liz Davy Island Park Sustainable Fire Community

    Tell us about your job. As the district ranger for the Ashton/Island Park District of the Caribou-Targhee National Forest, I manage people and resources. In 2011, I, along with several other community members, formed a working group in Island… Read More

  6. Superman vs. a Network? Why I’d Choose a Network Any Day: An Interview with Tiernan Doyle

    Tiernan Doyle, BoCo Strong

    What is BoCo Strong and how did it get started? Describe its role in helping Boulder recover from the 2013 flood. BoCo Strong (located in Boulder County, Colorado) is a coalition of local, county and city governments, social service, nonprofit and… Read More

  7. You Just Never Know What You’ll Get into this Time of Year: A Day in the Life with Karuna Greenberg

    Karuna Greenberg

    When you get to work on Monday morning, what are your top priorities for the week? Over the weekend, we experienced an intense thunderstorm throughout the Salmon River and across the Klamath Mountains. With it, came extensive lightning, torrential… Read More

  8. Telling the “Good Fire” Story: Two Communities’ Prescribed Fire Outreach Efforts

    Hilary Lundgren, Kirsten Cook

    In 2016, the Washington State Legislature passed the Forest Resiliency Burning Pilot, ESHB 2928, a bill that supported a pilot to evaluate and monitor the effects of forest resiliency burning. Washington Department of Natural Resources, North-Central… Read More

  9. Topic: Collaboration Type: Interview

    Implementing the Cohesive Strategy: An Interview with Katie Lighthall

    Katie Lighthall

    How would you characterize your role in helping communities become more fire adapted? My current role with the National Cohesive Wildland Fire Strategy’s (Cohesive Strategy) Western Region is one of facilitation. I primarily assist federal, state,… Read More

  10. Networker by Day; Dad by Night; Firefighter at Heart: A Day in the Life with Porfirio Chavarria

    Porfirio Chavarria City of Santa Fe Fire Department

    Has Fire Adapted Communities (FAC) always been a part of your job? Since working at the Santa Fe Fire Department, FAC has been a part of my job description, even though it has not always been explicitly stated. In 2013, I attended the National… Read More