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  1. Risks and Rewards: Managing Wildfire for Resource Objectives in Northern New Mexico

    BY: Emily Jane Davis , Zander Evans, Mike Caggiano, Heidi Huber-Stearns

    On July 13th, lightning ignited the Francisquito fire on the Carson National Forest in northern New Mexico. Forest Service incident decision makers described their management… Read More

  2. Cultural Burning and TEK: How Can FAC Practitioners Leverage Indigenous Connections to Fire Without Exploiting Them?

    BY: Allison Jolley

    “This is the thing: If you have the option to not think about or even consider history, whether you learned it right or not, or whether it even deserves consideration,… Read More

  3. Managing for Socio-Ecological Resilience First: How a New Type of Indicator Enhances Wildfire Resilience Monitoring

    BY: Colleen Rossier, University of California — Davis, Bill Tripp, Karuk Tribe

    Within the Karuk Tribe, it is a cultural teaching that “you do not harvest anything without first managing habitat for it to survive and reproduce.” This is a… Read More

  4. Science Thursday: Finding Good Fire

    BY: Lenya Quinn-Davidson

    How did you find fire? Did it come to you — a wildfire in your community, a random job opportunity — or did you go to it? I like to think I was born into it. I was born at… Read More

  5. Science Thursday: Poison Oak, Poison Smoke?

    BY: Lenya Quinn-Davidson

    I came out of last week looking like someone who’d just been released from a hard labor camp. My hands were covered in blisters from digging soil pits for a research… Read More

  6. How Healthier Forests Can Mean Less Smoke: The Science, Tools and Strategies Related to Smoke Management in Fire-Adapted Forests

    BY: Dr. Leland Tarnay, USDA Forest Service Region 5 Remote Sensing Lab

    The Air Quality Problem With disconcerting regularity, smoke from large wildfires keeps saturating the skies of California (and other states) for days on end, over vast… Read More

  7. Three Game-Changing Approaches to Wildfire Response

    BY: Allison Jolley

    Whether you’re working at incident command in fire camp or at your desk planning a workshop, I want to draw your attention to three amazing blogs related to wildfire… Read More

  8. Science Thursday: An Argument for Heterogeneity, in the Kitchen Sink and in the Fields

    BY: Lenya Quinn-Davidson

    I have a confession to make: I am obsessed with stinky sponges. You know the type — the sponge that, despite looking new and clean, leaves your hands reeking for hours. You… Read More

  9. Co-Managing Wildfire: Conversations You Need to Have Right Now

    BY: Branda Nowell, Ph.D., Anne-Lise Velez, Ph.D., and Toddi Steelman, Ph.D.

    2017 saw numerous wildfires move cross across the American landscape, many traversing three or more jurisdictions. Co-management has been proposed as a guiding concept for… Read More

  10. Fire Adapted Communities on the Range: Why Rangeland Fire Protection Associations Matter

    BY: Emily Jane Davis

    On a hot summer day, lightning splits the sky in southeastern Oregon. Smoke begins to rise. Before long, a wildfire takes off through the dry sagebrush and grass, driven by… Read More