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  1. "I arrived at the property with my notebook, tree flagging and a healthy sense of self-worth. I was met by the owner, her contractor, and an impending sense of doom." Credit: Deborah Lee Soltesz, Coconino National Forest

    Fantastic Failure: Big Stick, Big Mouth

    By: Eric Lovgren

    Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so. ~ Douglas… Read More

    Topic: Communications / Outreach Defensible space / Firewise WUI codes & ordinances

    Type: Fantastic Failure

  2. When it comes to better wildfire outcomes, what's with all the error messages?

    Can You Hear Me Now? Why We All Need a Refresher on “The Imagined Public”

    By: Allison Jolley

    I just moved to Marin County, California, right at the base of Mount Tamalpais. If you know much about the San Francisco Bay Area and wildfire, you just shook your head.… Read More

    Topic: Communications / Outreach Defensible space / Firewise

    Type: Research Synthesis

  3. Examples of how adding emergency managers to your team yields better outcomes.

    Are You Partnering with Your Emergency Manager? Four Stories to Demonstrate Why You Should Be

    By: Emily Troisi

    When we are talking about fire adapted communities, we are looking at before, during and after wildfire events, and emergency managers are crucial partners to engage at all of… Read More

    Topic: Evacuation outreach/planning Preparedness

    Type: Success Story / Lessons Learned

  4. Fire enjoying fresh oak litter during the perfect December burn window. Credit: Lenya Quinn-Davidson, Fire Adapted Communities Learning Network

    Evolving with Fire: Understanding Flammability and Rethinking Burn Windows [Science Thursday]

    By: Lenya Quinn-Davidson

    When was the last time you changed your mind about something important — something that you thought you knew? This question was posed at a conference I attended recently,… Read More

    Topic: Fuels treatment / Prescribed fire

    Type: Research Synthesis

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    Six Great Wildfire Adaptation Resources in Spanish: It’s About More Than Word-for-Word Translations

    By: Maria Estrada, The Nature Conservancy

    Cautionary Tales As a native Spanish speaker, I pay special attention to the multiple inaccurate English-to-Spanish translations that I see in my day-to-day life. Sometimes… Read More

    Topic: Communications / Outreach Defensible space / Firewise Preparedness

    Type: Tools / Resources

  6. Wildfire Funding in the Omnibus Bill: What You Need to Know

    By: Cecilia Clavet, The Nature Conservancy

    The $1.3 trillion spending package that Congress passed last month included a legislative solution that — after a decade of advocacy by a bipartisan group of organizations… Read More

    Topic: Wildfire

    Type: Essay

  7. Credit: Huub Zeeman shared via Flickr Creative Commons

    Wildfire Insurance 101: What Practitioners and Policy Owners Need to Know

    By: Rob Galbraith

    Have you ever gone on a family vacation for more than two weeks, during which you lived out of a suitcase? If your family is anything like mine, it can get pretty stressful!… Read More

    Topic: Planning Preparedness Resilience

    Type: Best Practices

  8. Join us for a day with Frank M. Riley Jr., the executive director of the Chestatee-Chattahoochee Resource Conservation and Development Council. Credit: Linda Riley, Mountain Scene Farms

    Farmer Gone FAC: A Day in the Life with Frank M. Riley Jr.

    By: Frank Riley Jr.

    My roots run deep in Towns County, Georgia. My grandfather was born here in the Blue Ridge Mountains in 1889, and in fact, he was Towns County’s first county extension… Read More

    Topic: Communications / Outreach Defensible space / Firewise

    Type: Essay

  9. Spatial management processes, such as the development of Potential Operational Delineations, is creating pathways for more informed, collaborative and safety-focused wildfire management. Credit: USDA Forest Service

    Collaborative Spatial Fire Management: Getting Ahead of Fire Using Potential Operational Delineations

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

    At the end of a windy summer day, an engine captain receives a smoke report from the dispatch center, readies his crew, and heads up the mountain in search of the fire. The… Read More

    Topic: Planning Wildfire risk assessment

    Type: Tools / Resources

  10. Meet Sarah. Sarah is the director of a wildfire council. Part of her job is to help residents and communities be more prepared for wildfire. Sarah has tools and programs that she’s used in the past, but she is wondering if she could be more innovative and effective… Credit: Wildfire Research (WiRē) Team

    Asking is Better Than Assuming: Enhancing the Work of Wildfire Practitioners with Social Science

    By: WiRē Team

    Wildfire practitioners face the overwhelming challenge of changing the behaviors of residents and the physical conditions of structures and landscapes. Rather than using… Read More

    Topic: Communications / Outreach Wildfire risk assessment

    Type: Tools / Resources

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