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  1. Fire management staff in northeastern U.S. pine forests share many common challenges. Fire practitioners from New Jersey and Long Island, New York participated in a May 2018 learning exchange sponsored by FAC Net and the Forest Stewards Guild. Photo provided by Amanda Mahaffey/Forest Stewards Guild.

    Changing the Fire Paradigm in New Jersey: The Power of Networks and Sustained Investments

    By: Wendy Fulks, Bill Brash

    Relatively few people outside of New Jersey have heard about the 1.1-million-acre area known as the Pine Barrens, or Pinelands, a biological gem in the southern part of the… Read More

    Topic: Collaboration CWPPs Defensible space / Firewise Learning networks WUI codes & ordinances

    Type: Impact Story

  2. Network coordinators gathered in Colorado for a two-day workshop designed to reflect on and refine our networks’ strategies. From left to right: Emily Troisi (FAC Net), Ashely Juran (FAM), Anne Mottek (AZ FAC), Matt Piccarello (FAC NM), Michelle Medley-Daniel (FAC Net), Rebecca Samulski (FACO), and Hilary Lundgren (WAFAC)

    A Day in The Life: Network Coordinators

    By: Rebecca Samulski, Hilary Lundgren Anne Mottek Matt Piccarello Ashley Juran

    Connecting, sharing, framing. Scheduling, organizing, illuminating. Asking hard questions. Co-developing strategies. Cheerleading, amplifying, elevating. Holding space.… Read More

    Topic: Collaboration Learning networks

    Type: Interview

  3. photo credit: Watershed Research and Training Center

    What We’re Reading: Our Favorite Fire-Related Newsletters and Blogs 

    By: Emily Troisi, Michelle Medley-Daniel

    Working to reduce incoming email? We respect that. A person could spend all day in an endless volley of emails. But among the conversations with co-workers that would have… Read More

    Topic: Communications / Outreach Learning networks

    Type: Tools / Resources

  4. Image by Paul Kuttner, Cultural Organizing

    We’re Gonna Need a Bigger Boat: What is Capacity and How Do You Actually Build It?

    By: Allison Jolley, Forest Schafer

    By Allison Jolley, Watershed Research and Training Center with additional reflections from Forest Schafer, California Tahoe Conservancy Back in high school, I rowed. As in… Read More

    Topic: Collaboration Equity/Inclusion Local workforce capacity

    Type: Best Practices

  5. Fire worker wearing the appropriate PPE. Photo by Wendy Fulks

    Avoid These Pitfalls When Writing About Wildland Fire

    By: Wendy Fulks

    There is a sentiment in the American fire community that our words are out of sync with our needs. For 50 years we have coaxed a revolution into being ― redefined fire and… Read More

    Topic: Communications / Outreach

    Type: Best Practices

  6. Members of FAC Net from the Pacific Northwest during the Ripple Effects Mapping (REM) session

    FAC Net is Changing Fire Adaptation Work: Highlights from our Evaluation

    By: Michelle Medley-Daniel, Emily Troisi

    Editor’s note: This blog is focused on sharing stories and information about living with fire. Occasionally, we also publish content related to social-change networks:… Read More

    Topic: Communications / Outreach Learning networks

    Type: Success Story / Lessons Learned

  7. Photo by Lenya Quinn-Davidson

    Changing the Fire Culture: Let’s Be Provocative

    By: Lenya Quinn-Davidson

    I love words. I love flowery, superfluous words; I love pithy, intense words; I love concise language, florid language, scientific language, love language—I love language.… Read More

    Topic: Fuels treatment / Prescribed fire

    Type: Essay

  8. Dr. Jack Cohen presenting on the role of local conditions and characteristics in home ignitability. Photo credit: Headwaters Economics, 2019

    Building for Wildfire Summit: Understanding How Homes Burn and How to Build Better

    By: Kimiko Barrett, Ph.D.

    The wildland-urban interface problem is a home ignition problem, not a wildfire control problem. Extreme wildfires are inevitable but wildland-urban fire disasters don’t… Read More

    Topic: Defensible space / Firewise Fuels treatment / Prescribed fire WUI codes & ordinances

    Type: Best Practices

  9. Attendees of the 2019 RVCC Annual Meeting in Santa Fe, NM. Photo credit: Sylvan Pritchett

    Bringing the Voices of Collaborative Conservation to Decision Makers in D.C.: An Interview with Rural Voices for Conservation Coalition

    By: Karen Hardigg, Tyson Bertone-Riggs

    Editor’s Note: Policy barriers play a substantial part in our everyday decision making processes and have significant implications for fire adaptation and community… Read More

    Topic: Collaboration Learning networks

    Type: Interview

  10. background photo credit: Mid-Willamette Valley Fire School by BLM Oregon

    Don’t be a Bystander. Be an Active Bystander!

    By: Maria Estrada, The Nature Conservancy

    Editor’s note: FAC Net is committed to having conversations around inequity in community resilience and wildfire adaptation. This blog is part of a series of introductory… Read More

    Topic: Communications / Outreach Equity/Inclusion

    Type: Best Practices

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