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  1. Hilary Lundgren is the program coordinator for the Washington Fire Adapted Communities Learning Network. This photo shows Hilary in high school, practicing tree climbing in preparation for a logging-sports competition. Connect the dots of Hilary's past by reading her "Day in the Life" essay. Photo credit: Mike Monaco

    Redefining Environmentalism: A Day in the Life with Hilary Lundgren

    By: Hilary Lundgren

    Growing up, my family piled into our FJ55 Toyota Landcruiser for “safaris.” We drove to the forest, into the Blue Mountains, which are tucked in northeast Oregon. We drove… Read More

    Topic: Wildfire

    Type: Essay

  2. The latest research on multijurisdictional wildfire response, with suggestions about conversations to have before the fire that may make co-management more successful. Credit: Lance Cheung, USDA shared via Flickr Creative Commons

    Co-Managing Wildfire: Conversations You Need to Have Right Now

    By: Branda Nowell, Ph.D., Anne-Lise Velez, Ph.D., and Toddi Steelman, Ph.D.

    2017 saw numerous wildfires move cross across the American landscape, many traversing three or more jurisdictions. Co-management has been proposed as a guiding concept for… Read More

    Topic: Wildfire

    Type: Research Synthesis

  3. Credit: blhphotography, "Explore #280," Shared via Flickr Creative Commons

    #Fireadapted Summer Reading: 2018

    By: Allison Jolley

    When I asked for summer reading recommendations, I started to panic when no one sent me books about wildfire. People were sending me books about … people. I had been reading… Read More

    Topic: Collaboration Communications / Outreach

    Type: Tools / Resources

  4. New Quiz! Photo credits, top to bottom: Ed Keith, Deschutes County; Erick Brown, The Nature Conservancy; Lenya Quinn-Davidson, Fire Adapted Communities Learning Network

  5. Learn about a partnership model that enables more effective wildfire response on rangelands. (Photo: A summer wildfire near Antelope, Oregon. Credit: EJ Davis, Oregon State University)

    Fire Adapted Communities on the Range: Why Rangeland Fire Protection Associations Matter

    By: Emily Jane “EJ” Davis

    On a hot summer day, lightning splits the sky in southeastern Oregon. Smoke begins to rise. Before long, a wildfire takes off through the dry sagebrush and grass, driven by… Read More

    Topic: Collaboration Wildfire

    Type: Research Synthesis

  6. Fantastic Failure: Facilitation Flops in a Post-Fire World

    By: Annie Schmidt, Hilary Lundgren

    You know when something is going really, really wrong? Like, you know it is going wrong and even though you know, you find yourself paralyzed and unable to correct the course,… Read More

    Topic: Meetings / Events Wildfire recovery

    Type: Fantastic Failure

  7. 2018 Fire Networks Workshop attendees learning about local fire adaptation efforts from our field day hosts. Credit: Fire Adapted Communities Learning Network

    It’s the Relationships

    By: Liz Rank, The Nature Conservancy

    It surprises no one reading this that relationships matter. But a recent workshop in Wenatchee, Washington, provided excellent examples of how investments in intangible assets… Read More

    Topic: Learning networks Meetings / Events Resilience

    Type: Meeting / Event

  8. "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

  9. 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

  10. 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

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