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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. Stayton, Ore. - September 20, 2020 - WE WILL REBUILD sign erected on highway 22 overpass just outside Stayton Oregon. Photo by Jeff Markham​ / FEMA.

    Understanding Federal Post-Fire Resources

    By: Brett Holt

    Editors’ Note: Brett Holt is a Senior Stakeholder Relations Specialist with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Region 10 Office of External Affairs based in… Read More

    Topic: Wildfire recovery

    Type: Tools / Resources

  2. Thinning project at Chimney Springs, Flagstaff, AZ, October 2018. Photo by Neil Chapman.

    Fire First Responders and Forest Restoration, a Vital Connection: A Day in the Life of Neil Chapman

    By: Neil Chapman

    Editor’s Note: In this week’s blog we get a chance to chat with Neil Chapman, Forest Health Supervisor for the Wildland Fire Management Program of the Flagstaff, Arizona… Read More

    Topic: Fuels treatment / Prescribed fire Planning Watershed protection / management Wildfire

    Type: Interview

  3. Broom Buster Day along CA State Highway 175. Magdalena sitting front center in green vest. Photo: Maya Leonard.

    Taking Responsibility for What is Precious to Us: A Day in the Life of Magdalena Valderrama

    By: Magdalena Valderrama

    Editor’s Note: This month FAC Net’s Michelle Medley-Daniel had the opportunity to touch base with a FAC Net Core member, the indomitable Magdalena Valderrama. Magdalena… Read More

    Topic: Defensible space / Firewise Planning Preparedness Resilience Wildfire recovery

    Type: Interview

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

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