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  1. FAC: A Common Theme at the Arizona Wildland-Urban Interface Summit

    Anne Mottek Greater Flagstaff Forests Partnership

    Fire adapted communities was a common theme during the recent Wildland-Urban Interface – Living with Wildfire in Arizona Summit. FAC principles were embedded in the opening remarks, presentations, display booths, and even in the evening mixer and… Read More

  2. Community Wildfire Adaptation: North Georgia-Style

    Wendy Fulks

    Did you know they have federally listed endangered green pitcher plants in the mountains of north Georgia? Me neither. I learned this (and got to see some of these carnivorous plants) while participating in the 12th annual Southern Blue Ridge… Read More

  3. 2017 Colorado Wildland Fire Conference: From Awareness to Action

    Schelly Olson

    The first Colorado Wildland Fire Conference (CWFC) occurred in 1997. A small group of local, county and state fire service personnel saw the need to develop a conference that provided an opportunity for professionals, policymakers and landowners to… Read More

  4. Cross Boundary Fire Adaptation: Tahoe Basin Field Exchange

    Forest Schafer Allison Jolley

    The Lake Tahoe Basin (basin), the location of the Fire Adapted Communities Learning Network’s 2017 annual workshop, is the epitome of a multi-jurisdictional landscape. At just over 200,000 acres, it covers portions of two states, five counties and… Read More

  5. Lend a Hand: Models for Increasing Prescribed Fire Operational Capacity

    Allison Jolley

    The more I’ve learned about fire, the more I’ve grown concerned about the lack of prescribed fire in the San Francisco Bay Area (Bay Area), where I live. Most of my go-to spots for recreation are densely vegetated with invasive grasses, French… Read More

  6. FAC Net Meets in Tahoe!

    Allison Jolley

    Fire Adapted Communities Learning Network is wrapping up a great workshop in Lake Tahoe! Stay tuned for a post later this month that will highlight the workshop’s take-aways. Thanks to all of the workshop attendees for making the week a great… Read More

  7. Science Tuesday: Seeing Cowboys as Catalysts

    Lenya Quinn-Davidson

    Last week was filled with firsts: my first time in Nebraska; my first time trying Mountain Dew, Rocky Mountain oysters and runzas (a Nebraskan spin on a sandwich); my first time tagging the ear of a newborn calf; and my first time touring cattle… Read More

  8. Reflections on WUI 2017

    Wendy Fulks

    Wildland-Urban Interface:  noun | areas where homes and forests meet | “WUI” This year’s WUI… Read More

  9. Long-term Recovery Planning: Where We Started [Learning Exchange Summary]

    Emily Troisi

    Author’s Note: Contributed to by Alison Green, Hilary Lundgren and Ed Keith. Fire adapted communities take action before, during and after a wildfire. Fire adapted communities are also resilient communities. Last month, Hilary Lundgren (Chumstick… Read More

  10. Scaling Out: Sharing the FAC Net with Rural Voices for Conservation Coalition

    Nick Goulette

    Two weeks ago, nearly 100 western conservation leaders came together in Troutdale, Oregon for Rural Voices for Conservation Coalition’s (RVCC) 13th annual meeting. And we all know that when landscape conservation in the West is the focus of the… Read More