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  1. Replacing a home that was lost during the Carlton Complex of 2014. This family lost their primary home and business, and understanding their unique needs was essential to their holistic recovery. Credit: Okanogan County Long Term Recovery Group

    Equity in Action: Long-Term Disaster Recovery in North-Central Washington

    By: Maria Estrada, The Nature Conservancy

    “What is equity?” The answer to that question is both elusive and central when working toward fire adaptation. When I was in Washington State last May, I met the… Read More

    Topic: Communications / Outreach Wildfire recovery

    Type: Success Story / Lessons Learned

  2. Credit: Esmé Cadiente, Forest Stewards Guilld

    Don’t Reinvent the Prescribed Fire Wheel: Must-Have Liability, Timing and Outreach Resources

    By: Allison Jolley

    Are you planning any controlled burns this fall? (Or winter? Or spring?) This blog offers a collection of resources… Read More

    Topic: Fuels treatment / Prescribed fire

    Type: Success Story / Lessons Learned Tools / Resources

  3. With their dependence on fire, American Indians are uniquely positioned to teach other communities throughout the country about how fire is medicine for both people and the environment. Photo: Lois Conner Bohna with acorns on a tree tended by her grandmother, Lilly Harris, at a ranch near North Fork, California. Credit: Frank K. Lake, USDA Forest Service

    Fire as Medicine: Fire Dependent Cultures and Re-Empowering American Indian Tribes

    By: Frank Kanawha Lake, Ph.D., USDA Forest Service’s Pacific Southwest Research Station

    Across North America, many communities seek to live more safely with wildland fire; some call that working to become a fire adapted community. Many American Indian tribes were… Read More

    Topic: Fuels treatment / Prescribed fire Traditional Ecological Knowledge

    Type: Essay

  4. Imil Ferrara, who has participated in a Prescribed Fire Training Exchange (TREX), and Chris Baldo trade stories about using prescribed fire as Jana Carp listens. Credit: Mary Huffman, The Nature Conservancy

    Seeking and Finding Community Capacity for Wildfire Resilience

    By: Jana Carp, Jana Carp Consulting

    “We need to work together if we are going to meet the threat of wildfire in our community.” I heard this said time and time again — with either conviction or reluctance… Read More

    Topic: Communications / Outreach Resilience Wildfire

    Type: Tools / Resources

  5. Looking at this picture, you probably wouldn’t guess that a lack of supply is what ultimately led to the failure of the Watershed Research and Training Center's recent firewood business endeavor. Find out what we learned from this wood-products venture and where we're headed next. Credit: Marcus Kauffman, Oregon Department of Forestry

    Fantastic Failure: Biomass Utilization and Surviving the Pursuit of a Bright Idea

    By: Nick Goulette, Watershed Research and Training Center

    Creating market demand and useful products from the woody material that we remove as a byproduct of community wildfire protection work seems like an obvious and elegant… Read More

    Topic: Fuels treatment economics Local workforce capacity

    Type: Fantastic Failure

  6. Stay up-to-date on emerging approaches to wildfire management. Credit: Mike Caggiano, Colorado Forest Restoration Institute, Colorado State University

    Three Game-Changing Approaches to Wildfire Response

    By: Allison Jolley

    Whether you’re working at incident command in fire camp or at your desk planning a workshop, I want to draw your attention to three amazing blogs related to wildfire… Read More

    Topic: Collaboration Planning Wildfire

    Type: Research Synthesis

  7. Ever feel like you need a dictionary just for wildfire terms? Here you go! Credit: Merriam Webster shared via Flickr Creative Commons

    Your Wildfire Terminology Dictionary (Well, A Blog-Post Version of a Dictionary, at Least)

    Allison Jolley

    “What did the IC say about the fuel models in the area where we’ll be performing burn out operations? I can’t wait to get my red card and work on my faller… Read More

    Topic: Communications / Outreach Wildfire

    Type: Tools / Resources

  8. Check out these recent examples of investments in wildfire mitigation paying big dividends. (Photo: Mitigation work completed by property owners facilitated the Vail Fire Department's safe and effective response to the Lake Christine Fire in Colorado earlier this summer. Credit: Eric Lovgren, Fire Adapted Colorado)

    Is Investing in Defensible Space Worth It? Six Examples Point to Yes!

    By: Allison Jolley

    Extreme fire behavior, like what we’ve seen in California this summer and last fall, demonstrates that there are no guarantees when it comes to preparing homes and families… Read More

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

    Type: Success Story / Lessons Learned

  9. Dive into the research on the relationships between fire and grazing, or “pyric herbivory.” Credit: Kelly Best Bennett shared by "Land Between the Lakes KYTN" via Flickr Creative Commons

    Science Thursday: An Argument for Heterogeneity, in the Kitchen Sink and in the Fields

    By: Lenya Quinn-Davidson

    I have a confession to make: I am obsessed with stinky sponges. You know the type — the sponge that, despite looking new and clean, leaves your hands reeking for hours. You… Read More

    Topic: Fuels treatment / Prescribed fire

    Type: Research Synthesis

  10. In 2017, the Brian Head Fire traveled through 70,000 acres of southwestern Utah. In this photo, you can see some of the post-wildfire fuels reduction work done in the burned area, in efforts to prevent future fires from entering the town of Brian Head. Credit: Mike Saemisch

    Timber Treatments Successfully Reduce Wildfire Risk in Utah

    By: Utah Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands, John Schmidt

    Picture this: 2009, southwestern Utah. A busy interstate, with traffic coming from southern California, Canada and everywhere in between. An area that sees more than 20,000… Read More

    Topic: Fuels treatment / Prescribed fire

    Type: Success Story / Lessons Learned

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