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FAC Net blog posts are written by diverse practitioners around the world. Stories include successes, lessons learned, resources, tips and even failures related to community wildfire resilience from the author’s own perspective and voice. Please contact us if you have a story to share.


Packed up after a good day’s work, Gabriel Pineida and Natalie Pineida carry tools and gear out of the fuel-reduction site and back up the hill. Photo credit: Peninsula Open Space Trust 2020.

Onward: The Native Stewards of the Amah Mutsun Land Trust & CalFire Burn Together – the Power of Collaboration

By: Joanna Nelson

By: Joanna Nelson, with insights and review from CZU CalFire and the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band Author’s Note: This piece was written before the CZU Lightning Complex fire… Read More

Topic: Collaboration Fuels treatment / Prescribed fire Traditional Ecological Knowledge

Type: Success Story / Lessons Learned

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. Carlie Murphy presenting at a neighborhood block party in Kings Beach in 2019. Photo courtesy of the Tahoe Network.

    Listening to My Neighbors First: A Day in the Life of Carlie Murphy

    By: Carlie Murphy

    This month, FAC Net connected with one of our new members, Carlie Murphy, coordinator of the Tahoe Network of Fire Adapted Communities, to learn more about her integral,… Read More

    Topic: Communications / Outreach Watershed protection / management

    Type: Interview

  2. A fire line. Photo courtesy of Canva Creative Commons.

    People. Fire. Place.

    By: Michelle Medley-Daniel

    Editor’s Note: This blog features a range of content related to fire resilience. Among our posts are curated resource lists (round ups) focused on various themes. This post… Read More

    Topic: Traditional Ecological Knowledge

    Type: Tools / Resources

  3. New growth on the forest floor post-fire. Photo courtesy of Canva Creative Commons

    Post-Fire Recovery Resource Round Up

    By: Annie Schmidt

    Editor’s Note:  This is the second blog in a three-part series focused on wildfire recovery. If you missed Part One, all about the release of a new Wildfire Recovery… Read More

    Topic: Planning Wildfire Wildfire recovery

    Type: Tools / Resources

  4. Post-fire forest landscape, photo courtesy of Canva Creative Commons.

    New Resource: FAC Net’s Post-Fire Graphic & Facilitators Guide

    By: Annie Schmidt

    Editors’ Note: This fire season has brought with it another year of record-breaking fires and too many losses. Many communities across the west are grappling with how to… Read More

    Topic: Wildfire recovery

    Type: Tools / Resources

  5. Screenshot of Austin Fire Dept's Wildfire Division's Fuels Project Tracker Dashboard. Source AFD's Website.

    Tracking Progress: Online Interactive Project & Neighborhood Maps

    By: Emily Troisi, Alex Graf Nate Casebeer, Carlie Murphy

    Online interactive maps are an extremely helpful tool in community outreach. Whether it’s keeping residents and visitors informed of prescribed fires and other mitigation… Read More

    Topic: Communications / Outreach Fuels treatment / Prescribed fire Planning

    Type: Tools / Resources

  6. Ashland, OR and the Rogue Valley. Photo by Mackenzie Cooper courtesy of Unsplash.

    A Breath of Fresh Air: The City of Ashland’s Air Purifier Pilot Program

    By: Chris Chambers, Katie Gibble, Sara Jones

    Editor’s Note: These three authors are staff of the Ashland Fire and Rescue Wildfire Division (City of Ashland, OR). This blog was written prior to the Almeda Fire that has… Read More

    Topic: Collaboration Preparedness Smoke

    Type: Success Story / Lessons Learned

  7. Rangeland in Lemhi County, Idaho. Photo by Katie Wollstein.

    Outcome-based Management for Western Rangelands: Using Experience & Need to Help Manage for Fire

    By: Katie Wollstein

    Editor’s Note: FAC Net staff would like to acknowledge the many people and their communities experiencing losses and severe wildfire and smoke impacts. We will continue to… Read More

    Topic: Collaboration Wildfire

    Type: Research Synthesis

  8. Autumn is a perfect time to delve into a good book. Photo by Canva Creative Commons.

    FAC Net’s First Book Club: Tools for Anxiety for Fire Adaptation Practitioners

    By: Michelle Medley-Daniel

    Author’s note: I am extremely grateful to Dr. Sarah Ray, and to all of the book club participants, for sharing their time, attention and insights. The opportunity to learn… Read More

    Topic: Climate change Equity/Inclusion Meetings / Events Resilience

    Type: Meeting / Event Tools / Resources

  9. Will on a Klamath TREX burn in 2018. Photo by Shilo Springstead.

    Of Fire and Myth: Will Harling, Bigfoot and the Power of Place

    By: Lenya Quinn-Davidson

    Editors’ Note: This blog features a focus on our past blog author, Will Harling. Will’s recent Firehawk Blog spoke to his work in prescribed fires and letting the land… Read More

    Topic: Collaboration Fuels treatment / Prescribed fire

    Type: Essay

  10. A fire danger rating sign. Photo courtesy of Canva Creative Commons.

    From the Bottom Up: Oregon’s Investment in Fire Adaptation (An Interview with Carrie Berger)

    By: Carrie Berger

    Editor’s Note:  FAC Net’s Annie Schmidt had the opportunity to interview Carrie Berger, Fire Program Manager for the new Forestry & Natural Resources Extension Fire… Read More

    Topic: Communications / Outreach Local workforce capacity Preparedness Resilience

    Type: Interview

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