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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. Trial by Fire: Prescribed Fire Training in the Wildland-Urban Interface

    BY: Chelan County Fire District 1

    What became the “Westridge Training Fire” began as two concerned neighbors asking for support in fuels reduction. The Westridge neighborhood is situated atop a ridge… Read More

  7. How Salt Lake City’s Community Wildfire Protection Plan Generated Action in Less Than a Year

    FAC Network Participant

    May 22, 2017 marked a significant date for us in the Wasatch Front. Salt Lake City, Utah’s state capital and largest wildland-urban interface, completed its Community… Read More

  8. Overcoming Capacity Barriers to Fuels Reduction Projects

    BY: Steve Orr

    West Metro Fire Rescue completed a Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP) in 2007. We have been actively engaged in community outreach and education since then, but fuels… Read More

  9. Fire and Water are Linked in New Mexico

    BY: ​ Anne Bradley, The Nature Conservancy

    The Fire that Called Us to Action In 2011, the Las Conchas Fire burned 156,000 acres in the Jemez Mountains of New Mexico. At the time, it was the largest forest fire in New… Read More

  10. Community Wildfire Resilience Workshop Gets Rave Reviews — Key Ingredients

    FAC Network Participant

    “Loved this!!!!” “Best use of my time!!!!” “Field tours were great!” “Presentations were informative; presenters were engaging.” These are the kind… Read More