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  1. How We’re Burning Across Boundaries: Trinity Integrated Fire Management Partnership Case Study

    BY: Nick Goulette, Watershed Research and Training Center

    Here in Trinity County, California, we were early adopters of the FAC ethos. We created our first community wildfire protection plan before the CWPP acronym was even invented.… Read More

  2. Show Your Partners You’re Listening. Literally! How We’re Using Values-Based Spatial Planning to Visualize and Prioritize Collaborative Forest Restoration

    BY: Will Harling, Jill Beckmann

    The first meetings of the Western Klamath Restoration Partnership (WKRP) felt like going on a blind date … with 60 people! As our facilitator, Mary Huffman, divided us at… Read More

  3. Why We’re Bringing Prescribed Fire and Forest Thinning Closer to Traditionally Preserved Wildlife Habitat: We all Need It. Including the Birds.

    BY: Forest Schafer

    Having served as a community forester for years, I tend to view forest management through a “community wildfire protection and preparation” lens. I confess that sometimes… Read More

  4. How Ashland Passed a Wildfire Ordinance (Hint: We Removed Our Ordinance Blinders)

    BY: Alison Lerch , Chris Chambers

    The danger of designated wildfire hazard zones is that they inherently consider some areas as “out” of the zone of risk. The 2009 Siskiyou Fire and 2010 Oak Knoll Fire in… Read More

  5. How the Forest Stewards Guild is Building the Next Generation of Fire Practitioners: The Forest Stewards Youth Corps Fire and Fuels Program

    BY: Matt Piccarello

    As the igniters lined out at the top of the ridge, I could see a mix of apprehension and excitement in their eyes. Forest Stewards Youth Corps (FSYC) Fire and Fuels crew… Read More

  6. Stop Winging It with Residents: What Works, and What Doesn’t

    BY: Allison Jolley

    Over the past several months, people who work with residents on wildfire resilience have shared several striking insights. Review their ahas and ensure that your approach to… Read More

  7. Why the Ferguson Fire Didn’t Destroy Yosemite West: 15 Years of Wildfire Mitigation Generates a California Wildfire Success

    BY: John Mock, Ph.D., and Kimberley O’Neil

    “You have to get involved with fire,” urged a friend who survived the 1991 Tunnel (Oakland Hills) Fire. That sage advice came shortly after we bought our house in Yosemite… Read More

  8. Talking about Lighting Fire Near Recently Burned Communities: Communications at the Southern Blue Ridge TREX

    BY: Jenifer Bunty, Consortium of Appalachian Fire Managers and Scientists

    The southern Blue Ridge Mountains were hit hard during the 2016 wildfire season. The region’s fires that year included the Chimney Tops 2 (“Gatlinburg”) Fire, the… Read More

  9. Fire Adaptation Public Policy: West Coast Updates

    BY: Allison Jolley

    California • Washington • Oregon California Clarifies Prescribed Fire Liability, Invests in Fuels Removal, and Focuses on Community-Level Work by Nick Goulette,… Read More