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  1. What Does Community-led Recovery Look Like? A Case Study from the Carwoola 2017 Bush Fire

    BY: Zoe D'Arcy, New South Wales State Emergency Service (Australia)

    One sunny day in February 2017, I got to see first-hand what impact a disaster could have on people when my own small community of Carwoola in New South Wales experienced a… Read More

  2. Fuels Treatments Aren’t a Guarantee, but They Still Matter: Gaining Perspective from the Carr Fire

    BY: Eamon Engber, Klamath Network Parks and Six Rivers National Forest

    I’m not sure our messaging surrounding fuel management is clear, consistent or rooted in the best available science and current fire regimes. During the first two days… Read More

  3. iBAER: How We Formed, Funded and Dispatched a State and Private Lands Burned Area Emergency Response Team

    BY: Craig Nelson, Okanogan Conservation District

    It’s always about money. Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) teams, the people who assess ecological, hydrological and forest conditions after a wildfire, are not cheap.… Read More

  4. Block Captains: Community Leaders Emerge in the Wake of the 2017 Sonoma Fires

    BY: James Gore, Sonoma County

    We still talk about “Saturday’s problems” in Sonoma County. Saturday’s problems are the pile of two-by-fours in your backyard for that deck project, or the… Read More

  5. #WildfireMitigationWorks: Six More Examples (So, 22 and Counting)

    BY: Allison Jolley

    No one action can guarantee a favorable wildfire outcome, but there are more and more examples of… Read More

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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