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Nevada's Governor Sandoval reading the multi-state wildfire awareness proclamation during his 2015 fire season briefing. Credit: Jo Ann Kittrell, Nevada Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

Topic: Collaboration Communications / Outreach Type: Success Story / Lessons Learned

Crossing Lines to Promote Wildfire Awareness: Multi-State Wildfire Policy Initiative

Sonya Sistare

Written by: Sonya Sistare, Co-Manager, Living With Fire Program, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension Wildfires don’t respect boundaries, whether they’re regarding fire protection jurisdictions, county and state lines or ownership… Read More

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  1. FAC Net Staff talking with partners at this week's WUI Conference. Credit: Wendy Fulks, Fire Adapted Communities Learning Network

    Topic: Learning networks Meetings / Events Wildfire Type: Meeting / Event

    Reflections on WUI 2017

    Wendy Fulks

    Wildland-Urban Interface:  noun | areas where homes and forests meet | “WUI” This year’s WUI… Read More

  2. Cities in the wildland-urban interface have the challenge of thinking both short and long term when it comes to wildfire recovery planning. Shown here is Hood River, Oregon, the location of a recent learning exchange that focused on that very challenge. Credit: Sam Beebe via Flickr Creative Commons

    Topic: Business resilience Preparedness Resilience Type: Meeting / Event

    Long-term Recovery Planning: Where We Started [Learning Exchange Summary]

    Emily Troisi

    Author’s Note: Contributed to by Alison Green, Hilary Lundgren and Ed Keith. Fire adapted communities take action before, during and after a wildfire. Fire adapted communities are also resilient communities. Last month, Hilary Lundgren (Chumstick… Read More

  3. More and more communities across the Hawaiian Islands are working to reduce the risk of wildfire. This background image is of a coastal wildfire in Hawaii; the thumbnail image is a newly formed Firewise committee. Credits (both photos): Hawaii Wildfire Management Organization

    Topic: Defensible space / Firewise Type: Success Story / Lessons Learned

    Advancing FAC in Hawaii: Increasing Awareness, Thinking Both Short and Long Term and … Goats?

    Pablo Akira Beimler Hawaii Wildfire Management Organization

    Hawaii Wildfire Management Organization (HWMO) is a non-profit based on Hawaii Island (or “the Big Island”). In 2015, we began working with several communities statewide on grassroots-level community wildfire protection efforts, primarily through… Read More

  4. Ed Keith in Sequoia National Park. Credit (top to bottom): Ed Keith; Emily Troisi, Fire Adapted Communities Learning Network

    Topic: Collaboration CWPPs Fuels treatment / Prescribed fire Type: Interview

    Bringing Private Landowners into the Fold: A Day in the Life with Ed Keith

    Ed Keith

    Has FAC always been a part of your job duties in your current position? Yes, I’d say FAC has always been a part of my current job, though we may not have called it that early on. My title, county forester, leads some people to think that I… Read More

  5. Maureen Brooks (bottom left) reflects on wildland fire successes in the Northeast, like the wetland restoration happening via controlled burning shown in this image. Credits (top to bottom): City of Lewes, Deleware; Eva Brooks

    Topic: Collaboration Fuels treatment / Prescribed fire Type: Interview

    Working with Fire-Prone Communities in the Northeast: An Interview with Maureen Brooks

    Maureen Brooks

    Maureen Brooks is a cooperative fire specialist on the fire and aviation staff for the Northeastern Area, State and Private Forestry, USDA Forest Service (NA SPF). In her role, she provides technical assistance to 20 northeastern states regarding… Read More

  6. Rebecca Samulski and Jerald Peabody, Natural Resources Director for the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe at the burn site. Credit: Amanda Brenner, FireWise of Southwest Colorado

    Topic: Fuels treatment / Prescribed fire Type: Success Story / Lessons Learned

    Pile Burning in Southwest Colorado: Complicated Circumstances Offset by Partner Support

    Rebecca Samulski

    When it comes to active burning, FireWise of Southwest Colorado (FWSC) has rented air curtain burners, reimbursed contractors for pile burning on private land and advocated for fire use, but being engaged in the planning and permitting processes for… Read More

  7. Credit: Forest Stewards Guild

    Topic: Fuels treatment / Prescribed fire Type: Research Synthesis

    Science Tuesday: What’s Your State’s Prescribed Fire Liability Law?

    Lenya Quinn-Davidson

    Earlier this month, I traveled to New Mexico to meet with Eytan Krasilovsky of the Forest Stewards Guild and other leaders from the New Mexico Prescribed Fire Council. I lead the Northern California Prescribed Fire Council, so I was excited to spend… Read More

  8. Mike Davis in one of his favorite places, Glacier National Park. Credit: Mike Davis

    Topic: Communications / Outreach Fuels treatment / Prescribed fire Wildfire recovery Type: Interview

    Safety and Service First: A Day in the Life with Mike Davis

    Mike Davis

    What led you to work on community wildfire resilience? I began working to promote Firewise programs and prevention activities as far back as 2008. Later, I read about the concept of fire adapted communities in the National Cohesive Wildland Fire… Read More

  9. Winter pile burning project led by the City of Santa Fe and Forest Stewards Guild. Credit: Esmé Cadiente, Forest Stewards Guild

    Topic: Communications / Outreach Fuels treatment / Prescribed fire Type: Success Story / Lessons Learned

    Winter Pile Burning Highlights: Snow Tips, Outreach and a Surprise

    Allison Jolley

    Because FAC Net is a national network, “winter” means different things for different members. Before moving to the Bay Area, I lived near Lassen Volcanic National Park, a California winter wonderland where 20-40 feet of snow and frequent… Read More

  10. Chris has advanced numerous FAC projects in the West. Shown here is a completed wildfire mitigation project in Ridgway, Colorado. Credit: West Region Wildfire Council

    Topic: Collaboration Communications / Outreach Wildfire risk assessment Type: Interview

    Community-Focused Mitigation Programs and Resources: Interview with Chris Barth

    Chris Barth

    Chris Barth is a fire mitigation and education specialist with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). Chris has worked for volunteer, municipal, county and federal agencies in fire management since 1992. During his career, he has worked with the… Read More

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