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More wildfire mitigation success stories, this time from New Jersey, Indiana, California Utah and Washington. Credit: Yosemite National Park

#WildfireMitigationWorks: Six More Examples (So, 22 and Counting)

By: Allison Jolley

No one action can guarantee a favorable wildfire outcome, but there are more and more examples of… Read More

Topic: Defensible space / Firewise Fuels treatment / Prescribed fire Wildfire

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. Taking part in a prescribed burn was a key part of the Hotspots Fire Project workshop. Photo credit: Kate McShea

    What Does Community-led Recovery Look Like? A Case Study from the Carwoola 2017 Bush Fire

    By: Zoe D'Arcy, New South Wales State Emergency Service (Australia)

    One sunny day in February 2017, I got to see first-hand what impact a disaster could have on people when my own small community of Carwoola in New South Wales experienced a… Read More

    Topic: Learning networks Preparedness Resilience Wildfire recovery

    Type: Success Story / Lessons Learned

  2. As wildfire behavior changes, our understanding of what fuel treatments can and can't do is also evolving. A fire ecologist shares his takeaways from the Carr Fire. Credit: Eamon Engber, Whiskeytown National Recreation Area

    Fuels Treatments Aren’t a Guarantee, but They Still Matter: Gaining Perspective from the Carr Fire

    By: Eamon Engber, Klamath Network Parks and Six Rivers National Forest

    I’m not sure our messaging surrounding fuel management is clear, consistent or rooted in the best available science and current fire regimes. During the first two days… Read More

    Topic: Fuels treatment / Prescribed fire Wildfire

    Type: Success Story / Lessons Learned

  3. What the Silver Tsunami Means for FAC and Why You Need to Partner with Assisted Living Facilities

    By: Allison Jolley

    There are no children on the list of dead from the Camp Fire. No teenagers or even young adults have been identified as victims of the disaster. The 46 named victims so far… Read More

    Topic: Communications / Outreach Evacuation outreach/planning Wildfire

    Type: Essay

  4. Frank K. Lake, Karuk descendant, and daughter, Ada, gathering evergreen huckleberries. Frank is carrying Ada in a traditional hazel stick baby basket. Credit: Colleen Rossier, University of California — Davis

    Managing for Socio-Ecological Resilience First: How a New Type of Indicator Enhances Wildfire Resilience Monitoring

    By: Colleen Rossier, University of California — Davis, Bill Tripp, Karuk Tribe

    Within the Karuk Tribe, it is a cultural teaching that “you do not harvest anything without first managing habitat for it to survive and reproduce.” This is a… Read More

    Topic: Fuels treatment / Prescribed fire Monitoring / Assessment Traditional Ecological Knowledge Wildfire

    Type: Research Synthesis

  5. Let’s Talk About Fire Adapted Communities!

    By: Emily Troisi, Michelle Medley-Daniel

    The Fire Adapted Communities Learning Network (FAC Net) staff and members talk about fire adapted communities (FAC) a lot, and we often get asked for resources to help explain… Read More

    Topic: Communications / Outreach Resilience Wildfire

    Type: Tools / Resources

  6. When wildfire damages nonfederal land and ecological assessments are needed, who foots the bill? Photo: State and Private Lands Burned Area Emergency Response Team members examining soil damage post wildfire. Credit: Andrew Phay, Whatcom Conservation District

    iBAER: How We Formed, Funded and Dispatched a State and Private Lands Burned Area Emergency Response Team

    By: Craig Nelson, Okanogan Conservation District

    It’s always about money. Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) teams, the people who assess ecological, hydrological and forest conditions after a wildfire, are not cheap.… Read More

    Topic: Wildfire recovery

    Type: Success Story / Lessons Learned

  7. Learn about the empowering and effective model of community organizing around wildfire resilience coming out of Sonoma County after the 2017 Sonoma Fires. Credit: James Gore, Sonoma County

    Block Captains: Community Leaders Emerge in the Wake of the 2017 Sonoma Fires

    By: James Gore, Sonoma County

    We still talk about “Saturday’s problems” in Sonoma County. Saturday’s problems are the pile of two-by-fours in your backyard for that deck project, or the… Read More

    Topic: Communications / Outreach Resilience Wildfire recovery

    Type: Success Story / Lessons Learned

  8. And why collaboration is essential to addressing them.

    What’s All This About A Wicked Problem?

    By: Peter Williams, Partnership Academy

    I often hear that community collaboration or collaborative conservation involve wicked problems. Ever wonder what that really means? In the Northeast, wicked is used as… Read More

    Topic: Collaboration

    Type: Essay

  9. What is good fire? We in fire often tout the term, claiming that "more good fire means less bad fire." But what are we talking about when we say that? Credit: Lenya Quinn-Davidson, Fire Adapted Communities Learning Network

    Science Thursday: Finding Good Fire

    By: Lenya Quinn-Davidson

    How did you find fire? Did it come to you — a wildfire in your community, a random job opportunity — or did you go to it? I like to think I was born into it. I was born at… Read More

    Topic: Fuels treatment / Prescribed fire Local workforce capacity

    Type: Research Synthesis

  10. An emergency management coordinator describes the opportunity for collaboration and partnerships between emergency management and wildfire resilience practitioners. Credit: Boulder County Emergency Operations Center

    A Day in the Life with Andrew Notbohm: How Emergency Management and FAC Go Hand in Hand

    By: Emily Troisi, Andrew Notbohm

    Interviewer’s note: During my five years working with FAC Net, I’ve discovered a passion for understanding how communities prepare for, respond to and recover from natural… Read More

    Topic: Collaboration Resilience Wildfire Wildfire recovery

    Type: Interview

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