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  1. Nine Fact Sheets That Will Make Your Job Easier: NFPA Resources about Wildfire-Resilient Homes

    By: Cathy Prudhomme, National Fire Protection Association

    We often encounter an unspoken expectation from residents that folks in the wildfire resilience field have attained an all-encompassing level of expertise regarding “all… Read More

    Topic: Defensible space / Firewise Ignition-resistant home construction

    Type: Tools / Resources

  2. Editor's note: Kimberley O'Neil and John Mock have been fire adaptation leaders in their community for 15 years. This summer, their community's work was put to the test during the Ferguson Fire. Learn how their work held up. In this photo, John and Kimberley are being presented with a plaque of appreciation from Yosemite National Park's chief of fire and aviation, Kelly Martin. Credit: Yosemite National Park

    Why the Ferguson Fire Didn’t Destroy Yosemite West: 15 Years of Wildfire Mitigation Generates a California Wildfire Success

    By: John Mock, Ph.D., and Kimberley O’Neil

    “You have to get involved with fire,” urged a friend who survived the 1991 Tunnel (Oakland Hills) Fire. That sage advice came shortly after we bought our house in Yosemite… Read More

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

    Type: Success Story / Lessons Learned

  3. A story of broken trust and a forest in need along the Klamath River. Credit: Will Harling, Mid-Klamath Watershed Council

    Fantastic Failure: Shared Vision, Shattered Trust

    By: Karuk Tribe, Department of Natural Resources, Bill Tripp

    We had envisioned black oak woodlands and large madrones. Douglas firs and pines dotting the landscape. South-facing slopes showered with leaf litter from black oaks, enabling… Read More

    Topic: Collaboration Fuels treatment / Prescribed fire

    Type: Fantastic Failure

  4. Credit: Jenifer Bunty, Consortium of Appalachian Fire Managers and Scientists

    Talking about Lighting Fire Near Recently Burned Communities: Communications at the Southern Blue Ridge TREX

    By: Jenifer Bunty, Consortium of Appalachian Fire Managers and Scientists

    The southern Blue Ridge Mountains were hit hard during the 2016 wildfire season. The region’s fires that year included the Chimney Tops 2 (“Gatlinburg”) Fire, the… Read More

    Topic: Communications / Outreach Fuels treatment / Prescribed fire

    Type: Success Story / Lessons Learned

  5. Up and down the West Coast, 2018 has been a busy year for fire adaptation public policy. Photo credit: KQED QUEST shared via Flickr Creative Commons

    Fire Adaptation Public Policy: West Coast Updates

    By: Allison Jolley

    California • Washington • Oregon California Clarifies Prescribed Fire Liability, Invests in Fuels Removal, and Focuses on Community-Level Work by Nick Goulette,… Read More

    Topic: Fuels treatment / Prescribed fire WUI codes & ordinances

    Type: Success Story / Lessons Learned

  6. DYK? Out-of-town farmers voluntarily provided the irrigation equipment needed to protect Yellowstone National Park's historic Old Faithful Lodge during the 1988 wildfires. Credit: National Park Service

    Unsung Heroes of the 1988 Yellowstone Fires: Church Leaders and Farmers

    By: Liz Davy, Island Park Sustainable Fire Community Matthew Ward

    A burning cigarette butt landed on a pile of sawdust, soaked with oil and gas. And like that, a firewood cutter started the North Fork “Yellowstone” Fire, a fire that… Read More

    Topic: Collaboration Wildfire

    Type: Success Story / Lessons Learned

  7. Credit: Mike Caggiano, Colorado Forest Restoration Institute, Colorado State University

    Using Community Base Maps to Improve the Safety and Effectiveness of Wildfire Response

    By: Mike Caggiano, Colorado Forest Restoration Institute, Colorado State University

    The Importance of Spatial Data When responding to wildfires, firefighters often have difficulty figuring out where the fire is, where it’s going, and what’s in its way.… Read More

    Topic: Planning Wildfire Wildfire risk assessment

    Type: Tools / Resources

  8. "I assumed residents shared their board’s enthusiasm for the wildfire risk mitigation project [ ... ] I assumed wrong." Photo credit: Pam Wilson

    Fantastic Failure: Why Would Residents Refuse Wildfire Mitigation Money?

    By: Einar Jensen, South Metro Fire Rescue

    A high-risk neighborhood refusing a $13,500 mitigation grant is a fantastic failure. The year was 2013, and I was on top of my game. I was (and still am) a risk reduction… Read More

    Topic: Communications / Outreach Defensible space / Firewise Fuels treatment / Prescribed fire

    Type: Fantastic Failure

  9. Florida, Prescribed Fire, the National Association of State Foresters, and Risk Mapping: Meet John Fish

    By: Florida Forest Service, John Fish

    Editor’s note: If you work in the realm of controlled burning, wildfire risk mapping, outreach or forestry, John Fish is someone you should meet. John is the fire chief of the… Read More

    Topic: Communications / Outreach Evacuation outreach/planning Fuels treatment / Prescribed fire

    Type: Interview

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