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  1. The Art and Science of Home Wildfire Evaluations

    BY: Wendy Fulks, with contributions from Eric Lovgren

    This past spring, FAC Net asked our members some questions about their core FAC practices. We wanted to understand more about their work on, and interest in, things like: … Read More

  2. 15 Lessons Learned from 10 Years of Cooperative Burning

    BY: Jeremy Bailey

    An experienced wildland firefighter and prescribed fire practitioner, Jeremy works with dozens of partners to… Read More

  3. Who’s Missing? Thinking about Wildfire Resilience through an Equity and Inclusion Lens

    BY: Wendy Fulks, Maria Estrada

    Imagine being caught in the path of a fast-moving wildfire, unfamiliar with the area and without enough language proficiency to understand the first responders. You see a few… Read More

  4. Evacuation Planning — What Does It Take to Get a Community Started?

    BY: Dovetail Partners, Inc

    Does every community need an evacuation plan? What does it take for a community to ask this question? Must there be a fire, a flood or some other disaster to trigger action?… Read More

  5. Collaboration in Action: Building Resilience in White Swan

    BY: Kirstin Taggart, Washington Resource Conservation and Development Council, with assistance from Gary Peters, Yakama Nation Fire Management and Andy Babcock, Yakima County Fire District 5

    “White Swan is a small community on the Yakama Nation in south central Washington State. It is considered a major population center on the Yakama reservation and is… Read More

  6. Best Way to Get a Resident’s Attention: Burn Down Their Home (Through a Wildfire Simulation, Of Course)

    BY: Liz Davy , Island Park Sustainable Fire Community

    “WILDFIRE burns through Island Park community.” That would have been the next morning’s headlines had Island Park Sustainable Fire Community’s sandtable wildfire… Read More

  7. Wildfire Community Preparedness Day 2017: What Happened?

    BY: Allison Jolley

    May 6th marked the 4th annual National Wildfire Community Preparedness Day (Prep Day). The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is a primary catalyst of this event each… Read More

  8. Taking Off the Training Wheels: A Community Gears Up For More FAC Work

    BY: Coalition for the Upper South Platte

    An Idyllic Colorado Community with a Looming Threat Palmer Lake is a small community of 2,500 residents in the foothills of the Colorado Front Range. The town contains… Read More

  9. Making Lemonade from Lemons: How Intense Wildfire Seasons Yielded Utah’s New Wildfire Policy

    BY: Jennifer Hansen, Nathan Barrons

    In January, I wrote a blog about Utah’s comprehensive wildland fire management policy, which passed in the 2016 Legislative Session. The policy is based on the principle of… Read More

  10. Two National Historic Sites Become Colorado’s First Firewise Education Sites

    BY: Colorado State Forest Service

    This article was first published on the Colorado State Forest Service’s website. The Bent’s Old Fort and Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Sites recently became the… Read More