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  1. Does Wildfire Mitigation Work? 16 Examples and Counting!

    BY: Allison Jolley

    We recently published a story highlighting six examples of wildfire mitigation paying off in 2018. You asked for more, and I’m happy to report that just for 2017 and 2018… Read More

  2. How Do You Want Your Smoke? Why Oregon Is Exploring a New Smoke Management Plan

    BY: Ed Keith , Deschutes County

    In Oregon, prescribed fire smoke is regulated by the Oregon Smoke Management Plan, which is overseen by the Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) and the Department of… Read More

  3. Equity in Action: Long-Term Disaster Recovery in North-Central Washington

    BY: Maria Estrada, The Nature Conservancy

    “What is equity?” The answer to that question is both elusive and central when working toward fire adaptation. When I was in Washington State last May, I met the… Read More

  4. Don’t Reinvent the Prescribed Fire Wheel: Must-Have Liability, Timing and Outreach Resources

    BY: Allison Jolley

    Are you planning any controlled burns this fall? (Or winter? Or spring?) This blog offers a collection of resources… Read More

  5. Is Investing in Defensible Space Worth It? Six Examples Point to Yes!

    BY: Allison Jolley

    Extreme fire behavior, like what we’ve seen in California this summer and last fall, demonstrates that there are no guarantees when it comes to preparing homes and families… Read More

  6. Timber Treatments Successfully Reduce Wildfire Risk in Utah

    BY: Utah Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands , John Schmidt

    Picture this: 2009, southwestern Utah. A busy interstate, with traffic coming from southern California, Canada and everywhere in between. An area that sees more than 20,000… Read More

  7. Are You Partnering with Your Emergency Manager? Four Stories to Demonstrate Why You Should Be

    BY: Emily Troisi

    When we are talking about fire adapted communities, we are looking at before, during and after wildfire events, and emergency managers are crucial partners to engage at all of… Read More

  8. Firsthand Accounts: How to Prepare Your Community for a Wildfire Evacuation

    BY: Allison Jolley

    This Does Not Belong To You. Ask yourself As you stand there In the pale gray air Frozen to these four walls Feet turned to stone Decide! What is worth saving? Can you… Read More

  9. Better Work, Bigger Impact: Recent Fire Adaptation Highlights

    BY: FAC Net Staff

    April marks FAC Net’s fifth year of operations. According to some traditions, an appropriate five-year anniversary gift is something made of wood. For FAC Net members and… Read More

  10. When Wildfire Hits the Ranch: Lessons Learned from the Thomas Fire

    BY: Matthew Shapero, University of California Cooperative Extension

    Just as quickly as the Thomas Fire swept through parts of our community, the questions started flooding my office: Should we prune our burned avocado trees? Can I graze my… Read More