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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. Adjusting to Our Changing Realities

    Michelle Medley-Daniel

    We are all experiencing the impacts of COVID-19. In some communities, folks are dealing with mandatory shelter-in-place rules, many schools have closed and our lives are… Read More

    Topic: Communications / Outreach

    Type: Impact Story

  2. Jennifer burning at WTREX 2019. Photo credit David Godwin

    Building Bridges Between Universities, Communities, and Fire: An Interview with Jennifer Fawcett

    By: Jennifer Fawcett, Jessica Sabine Brothers

    Editor’s note: We had the pleasure of connecting with Jennifer Fawcett, Extension Associate for North Carolina State University, to talk more about her role leading fire… Read More

    Topic: Communications / Outreach Fuels treatment / Prescribed fire Preparedness

    Type: Interview

  3. Jeremy Bailey playing games with family and friends this past Christmas. Photo provided by Jeremy Bailey.

    Learning the Rules of the Game: Understanding Jeremy Bailey and the origins of TREX

    By: Lenya Quinn-Davidson

    I don’t like games. Everyone knows this about me: there’s only one thing that will get me to go bed early, and that’s a board game. I’ve been this way forever, and… Read More

    Topic: Collaboration Planning Resilience

    Type: Impact Story

  4. Forest Service Chief Tony Tooke visits Eagle Creek ICP and recognized FS personnel who helped with hiker evacuations the night of September 2, 2017

    The Panic Myth: What Does the Research Say and What Can Practitioners Do?

    By: Sarah McCaffrey, Annie Schmidt

    The Panic Myth, Part I – What Does the Research Say? by Sarah McCaffrey As I’ve been watching the fires in Australia over the past several months I’ve been impressed… Read More

    Topic: Collaboration Communications / Outreach Evacuation outreach/planning Preparedness

    Type: Research Synthesis Tools / Resources

  5. Business Resilience: Fire Adaption on Main Street USA

    Business Resilience Round-Up: Fire Adaptation on Main Street, USA

    By: Annie Schmidt

    Editor’s Note: Community efforts to increase wildfire resilience often focus on homeowner action. But what about our business community?  The economic engines of our towns… Read More

    Topic: Business resilience

    Type: Success Story / Lessons Learned Tools / Resources

  6. Understanding Complexity and Risk in the Wildland Fire Environment: An Interview with Travis Dotson

    By: Annie Schmidt, Travis Dotson

    Editor’s Note: FAC Net’s Annie Schmidt had the privilege of getting to know Travis Dotson of the Wildland Fire Lessons Learned Center when she worked on the Spring Coulee… Read More

    Topic: Collaboration Communications / Outreach Equity/Inclusion Wildfire

    Type: Interview Success Story / Lessons Learned

  7. block print of Pacific lamprey, by Lenya Quinn-Davidson

    No More Prescribed Fire Barriers: Lessons from Lamprey

    By: Lenya Quinn-Davidson

    On a typical summer weekend in the late 1990s, you might have found me amid other teenagers, all lounging in the sun a few miles up the road from my house at one of our… Read More

    Topic: Fuels treatment / Prescribed fire Monitoring / Assessment

    Type: Essay

  8. Text and Photo courtesy of Washington DNR.

    Connecting Practice to Policy: An Interview with Annie Schmidt

    By: Annie Schmidt

    Editor’s Note: Annie Schmidt is one of FAC Net’s newest staff members, returning to the FAC family after two years of planning and policy work in her home state of… Read More

    Topic: Communications / Outreach Monitoring / Assessment Planning Preparedness

    Type: Interview

  9. Banded Peak Rx Fire, Photo courtesy of Forest Stewards Guild

    The Forest Stewards Guild’s HEPA Filter Loan Program

    By: Sam Berry, Forest Stewards Guild

    In 2018, the Forest Stewards Guild began our high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filter loan program in Santa Fe. The short-term intent of the program was to support people… Read More

    Topic: Communications / Outreach Fuels treatment / Prescribed fire Preparedness Resilience

    Type: Success Story / Lessons Learned

  10. 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

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