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FAC Net blogs include success stories, lessons learned, resources, tips and even failures related to community wildfire resilience. Please contact us if you have a story to share.

 

2019 Year In Review

By: Michelle Medley-Daniel

The long nights of December (in the northern hemisphere at least) lend themselves to reflection and contemplation. This past weekend, I found myself flipping through my… Read More

Topic: Collaboration

Type: Essay

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. Background Photo Credit: Bill Trimarco

    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

    Topic: Collaboration

    Type: Success Story / Lessons Learned

  2. Photo credit: Amanda Newell, Cascadia Conservation District

    Youth Education and Outreach: Resources and Examples from Across the Network

    By: Emily Troisi

    Editor’s Note: There are a number of ways to engage with youth of any age about wildfire. From helping teachers with lessons in a classroom to going out in the field together,… Read More

    Topic: Communications / Outreach

    Type: Tools / Resources

  3. Setting Goals for 2020. Photo credit: Emily Troisi

    Setting Goals for 2020: A Month-by-Month Approach

    By: Michelle Medley-Daniel

    When your focus is helping your community live better with fire, your work is never done. Get more accomplished in 2020 by setting achievable goals and working with your… Read More

    Topic: Collaboration Defensible space / Firewise Local workforce capacity Preparedness

    Type: Best Practices

  4. Photo Credit: Angel Larriba Aldea

    Science Thursdays: A Look Back at Thirteen of Your Favorite Stories

    By: Lenya Quinn-Davidson

    Editor’s Note: The FAC Net Blog is coming up on its 6-year anniversary in January 2020! Since 2014, we have hosted more than 440 posts on all things FAC: from community… Read More

    Topic: Communications / Outreach

    Type: Research Synthesis Tools / Resources

  5. Fire management staff in northeastern U.S. pine forests share many common challenges. Fire practitioners from New Jersey and Long Island, New York participated in a May 2018 learning exchange sponsored by FAC Net and the Forest Stewards Guild. Photo provided by Amanda Mahaffey/Forest Stewards Guild.

    Changing the Fire Paradigm in New Jersey: The Power of Networks and Sustained Investments

    By: Wendy Fulks, Bill Brash

    Relatively few people outside of New Jersey have heard about the 1.1-million-acre area known as the Pine Barrens, or Pinelands, a biological gem in the southern part of the… Read More

    Topic: Collaboration CWPPs Defensible space / Firewise Learning networks WUI codes & ordinances

    Type: Impact Story

  6. Network coordinators gathered in Colorado for a two-day workshop designed to reflect on and refine our networks’ strategies. From left to right: Emily Troisi (FAC Net), Ashely Juran (FAM), Anne Mottek (AZ FAC), Matt Piccarello (FAC NM), Michelle Medley-Daniel (FAC Net), Rebecca Samulski (FACO), and Hilary Lundgren (WAFAC)

    A Day in The Life: Network Coordinators

    By: Rebecca Samulski, Hilary Lundgren Anne Mottek Matt Piccarello Ashley Juran

    Connecting, sharing, framing. Scheduling, organizing, illuminating. Asking hard questions. Co-developing strategies. Cheerleading, amplifying, elevating. Holding space.… Read More

    Topic: Collaboration Learning networks

    Type: Interview

  7. photo credit: Watershed Research and Training Center

    What We’re Reading: Our Favorite Fire-Related Newsletters and Blogs 

    By: Emily Troisi, Michelle Medley-Daniel

    Working to reduce incoming email? We respect that. A person could spend all day in an endless volley of emails. But among the conversations with co-workers that would have… Read More

    Topic: Communications / Outreach Learning networks

    Type: Tools / Resources

  8. Image by Paul Kuttner, Cultural Organizing

    We’re Gonna Need a Bigger Boat: What is Capacity and How Do You Actually Build It?

    By: Allison Jolley, Forest Schafer

    By Allison Jolley, Watershed Research and Training Center with additional reflections from Forest Schafer, California Tahoe Conservancy Back in high school, I rowed. As in… Read More

    Topic: Collaboration Equity/Inclusion Local workforce capacity

    Type: Best Practices

  9. Fire worker wearing the appropriate PPE. Photo by Wendy Fulks

    Avoid These Pitfalls When Writing About Wildland Fire

    By: Wendy Fulks

    There is a sentiment in the American fire community that our words are out of sync with our needs. For 50 years we have coaxed a revolution into being ― redefined fire and… Read More

    Topic: Communications / Outreach

    Type: Best Practices

  10. Members of FAC Net from the Pacific Northwest during the Ripple Effects Mapping (REM) session

    FAC Net is Changing Fire Adaptation Work: Highlights from our Evaluation

    By: Michelle Medley-Daniel, Emily Troisi

    Editor’s note: This blog is focused on sharing stories and information about living with fire. Occasionally, we also publish content related to social-change networks:… Read More

    Topic: Communications / Outreach Learning networks

    Type: Success Story / Lessons Learned

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