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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. Unsung Heroes of the 1988 Yellowstone Fires: Church Leaders and Farmers

    BY: Liz Davy , Island Park Sustainable Fire Community , Matthew Ward

    A burning cigarette butt landed on a pile of sawdust, soaked with oil and gas. And like that, a firewood cutter started the North Fork “Yellowstone” Fire, a fire that… Read More

  8. 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

  9. 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