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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. Photo of headphones with the following text imposed: FEMA Region 10 Podcast Featuring FAC Net

    Seeking Fire Adaptation and Community Resilience Peers? Join FAC Net!

    By: Michelle Medley-Daniel, Fire Adapted Communities Learning Network

    Our partners at FEMA Region 10 recently produced a podcast focused on the Fire Adapted Communities Learning Network (FAC Net). If you’ve been wondering about FAC Net’s… Read More

    Topic: CWPPs Defensible space / Firewise Evacuation outreach/planning Fuels treatment / Prescribed fire Wildfire

    Type: Tools / Resources

  8. Instead of trying to get your communities to "accept" smoke, equip them with resources to prepare for it. Credit: Mike Elson, Coconino National Forest shared Flickr Creative Commons

    Smoke Adaptation is Fire Adaptation

    By: Allison Jolley

    “It’s not as simple as, ‘How do you want your smoke?’ We could conduct thousands of acres of prescribed fire in our county and still be breathing smoke from another… Read More

    Topic: Communications / Outreach Resilience Wildfire

    Type: Tools / Resources

  9. A personal account of a beloved great grandmother's evacuation during the Camp Fire. Credit: Sharon Hahn Darlin shared via Flickr Creative Commons

    Leaving Paradise

    By: Chief Michael D’Orazi, Ashland Fire & Rescue

    Last October, I was visiting my mother, brother (Rick), and sister-in-law (Joanne), in Paradise, California. My mother, at the age of 98, had transitioned out of her home and… Read More

    Topic: Evacuation outreach/planning Wildfire

    Type: Essay

  10. A breakdown of recent federal directives and policy related to the Cohesive Strategy. Photo: These fuel breaks successfully protected homes during the Badger Creek Fire (Wyoming). Credit: USDA Forest Service

    Two National Directives and One Piece of Public Policy Worth Understanding: The 2018 Farm Bill, Executive Order 13855 and DOI Secretarial Order 3372

    By: Katie Lighthall, National Cohesive Wildland Fire Strategy, Western Region

    Editor’s note: If you haven’t spent much time with the new Farm Bill, Executive Order 13855 and Secretarial Order 3372, take a moment to read these summaries produced by… Read More

    Topic: Fuels treatment / Prescribed fire Wildfire

    Type: Tools / Resources

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