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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 17 Ways We Grew: Community Wildfire Resilience Lessons from 2017

    BY: Allison Jolley

    2017 has been a big year. Natural disasters, including wildfires, struck numerous communities. Technology evolved in novel ways. A total solar eclipse occurred. Bitcoin became… Read More

  5. Raising the Bar for Firewise USA™ Sites: Oregon County Pilots a Local Firewise “Four-Star” Rating Program

    BY: Gary Marshall

    In 2015, several Project Wildfire steering committee members attended the National Fire Protection Association’s Backyards and Beyond Conference. A common theme of the… Read More

  6. The Line Between Fire Adapted Communities and Fire Resilient Landscapes Isn’t Just Invisible; It Doesn’t Exist

    BY: Forest Schafer , Tahoe Fire and Fuels Team

    While looking through an old hard drive, I found a homework assignment from an undergraduate silviculture class. The assignment was simple: develop a prescription for a full… Read More

  7. Good Fire on the Ground in 2017: Seven Controlled Burns to Learn From

    BY: Allison Jolley

    We recently asked our members and partners to tell us about their controlled burning efforts. Seven practitioners shared stories with us; each one presenting a unique twist… Read More

  8. Give and Take: Building Friendships to Create Access for Fuels Reduction Projects

    BY: Rapid City Fire Department

    Last August, I was walking a section of overgrown, city-owned property that’s landlocked by a quilt of private parcels. I was there at the request of a private landowner who… Read More

  9. Planning Pays Big Dividends: 4 Successes from the 2017 Wildfire Season

    BY: Allison Jolley

    Need some inspiration? Here are four examples of how planning ahead, whether that involved fuels treatment, team building or outreach, generated success during the 2017… Read More

  10. Communicating Amidst Controversy: The Fire Learning Trail [An Interview with Jenifer Bunty]

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

    View an enlarged version of the feature image above. Think back a few y­­ears, and tell us about the conversation around prescribed fire in your region. In 2011, the… Read More