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Type: Success Story / Lessons Learned

Editor's Note: All blog entries are reviewed and edited for length and clarity by Network staff before approval for posting.

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  1. Many Hands Make Lighter Work: Getting FAC Work Done in the Southeast with RC&Ds and AmeriCorps

    BY: Frank M. Riley, Jr., Jessica Hocz, Lynn Sprague

    Editors Note: Frank M. Riley, Jr. is the Executive Director of the Chestatee-Chattahoochee Resource Conservation & Development (RC&D) Council based in northeast… Read More

  2. Helping Our Senior Community Prepare

    BY: Emily Troisi, Hannah Hepner, Abby Silver, Cynthia Latham

    This fall, I was working in my local Emergency Operations Center to support response to fires we had in my county in Colorado. My ears perked up when I heard things like,… Read More

  3. Partnering for Resiliency – Outside the Box

    BY: Bill Brash

    Editors’ Note: Bill Brash is the founder and President of FAC Net member organization New Jersey Fire Safety Council (NJFSC) which works to to achieve Municipal resiliency… Read More

  4. Onward: The Native Stewards of the Amah Mutsun Land Trust & CalFire Burn Together – the Power of Collaboration

    BY: Joanna Nelson

    By: Joanna Nelson, with insights and review from CZU CalFire and the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band Author’s Note: This piece was written before the CZU Lightning Complex fire… Read More

  5. A Breath of Fresh Air: The City of Ashland’s Air Purifier Pilot Program

    BY: Chris Chambers , Katie Gibble, Sara Jones

    Editor’s Note: These three authors are staff of the Ashland Fire and Rescue Wildfire Division (City of Ashland, OR). This blog was written prior to the Almeda Fire that has… Read More

  6. What Comes First — Collaborative Mapping or Mapping Collaboration?

    BY: Rose Shriner

    Editor’s Note: Standing around the hood of a truck pouring over a map has long been acknowledged as a powerful collaborative moment. But how can we take that moment and plan… Read More

  7. Business Resilience Round-Up: Fire Adaptation on Main Street, USA

    BY: Annie Schmidt

    Editor’s Note: Community efforts to increase wildfire resilience often focus on homeowner action. But what about our business community?  The economic engines of our towns… Read More

  8. Understanding Complexity and Risk in the Wildland Fire Environment: An Interview with Travis Dotson

    BY: Annie Schmidt , Travis Dotson

    Editor’s Note: FAC Net’s Annie Schmidt had the privilege of getting to know Travis Dotson of the Wildland Fire Lessons Learned Center when she worked on the Spring Coulee… Read More

  9. The Forest Stewards Guild’s HEPA Filter Loan Program

    BY: Sam Berry, Forest Stewards Guild

    In 2018, the Forest Stewards Guild began our high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filter loan program in Santa Fe. The short-term intent of the program was to support people… Read More

  10. I’ve Got Them Non-Profit Funding Blues: Lessons Learned in Funding Wildfire Resilience in Archuleta County, CO

    BY: Bill Trimarco

    “I’ve Got Them Non-Profit Funding Blues” Sadly, that is not the title of my new hit single, but rather a state of mind many of us struggle with on a day-to-day basis.… Read More