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  1. Kara backpacking in Bryce Canyon National Park. Credit: Katie Wolt

    Topic: Communications / Outreach Type: Interview

    Does the “C” in Coordinating Actually Stand for Communicating? A Day in the Life with Kara Karboski

    Kara Karboski, Washington Resource Conservation and Development Council

    How did you get into community wildfire resilience work? I’ve been working on fire adapted communities efforts since I started at the Washington Resource Conservation and Development Council (RC&D). Part of my role at the RC&D involves… Read More

  2. This summer's "Living with Fire" workshop was a big success. Find out why! Credit: Screenshot of the "Living with Fire" workshop flyer

    Topic: Communications / Outreach Type: Success Story / Lessons Learned

    Community Wildfire Resilience Workshop Gets Rave Reviews — Key Ingredients

    Gloria Erickson

    “Loved this!!!!” “Best use of my time!!!!” “Field tours were great!” “Presentations were informative; presenters were engaging.” These are the kind of comments you hope to receive on participant evaluations after an event.… Read More

  3. The Deschutes Collaborative Forest Project is advancing the use of prescribed fire as a means of landscape restoration. Photo credit: Alex Jordan, Bend Magazine

    Topic: Collaboration Fuels treatment / Prescribed fire Type: Success Story / Lessons Learned

    Fighting Central Oregon Wildfire with Fire

    Eric Flowers, Bend Magazine

    Editor’s note: This blog contains excerpts of an article originally published in Bend Magazine. “Trying to stop fire is about as foolhardy as trying to stop a hurricane” -Pete… Read More

  4. The Joint Fire Science Program’s Fire Science Exchange Network is a national network of 15 regional fire science exchanges. Each exchange focuses on the delivery of fire science in their respective region.

    Topic: Communications / Outreach Learning networks Type: Interview

    What the Joint Fire Science Program Can Do for You: An Interview with Coleen Haskell

    Coleen Haskell, Joint Fire Science Program

    Tell us about the Fire Science Exchange Network. The Joint Fire Science Program’s Fire Science Exchange Network (FSEN) is a science delivery mechanism that integrates the best available fire research with wildland fire, fuels and land managers. It… Read More

  5. Credit: Modification of photograph taken by Lance Cheung, USDA

    Topic: Defensible space / Firewise Type: Essay

    Fantastic Failure: Apple Maggots? Fire Management and Pest Management Meet

    Ryan Anderson, Washington State Fire Adapted Communities Learning Network

    During my youth, apple maggot quarantine signs were as abundant along state highways as broken down station wagons. If someone failed to show up at camp or a ball game, some kid would often explain their absence with a nonchalant, “that’ll teach… Read More

  6. Have you ever seen a group of people walking around a track with what looked like 45 pounds? They were probably taking the "pack test" to work on wildland or prescribed fires. Credit: Jamie Mobley, Bureau of Land Management

    Topic: Communications / Outreach Wildfire Type: Tools / Resources

    The ABC’s of Wildfire Terminology

    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 quals!” “The fire behavior forecast suggests that it’ll be weeks until we contain… Read More

  7. Project Wildfire released a six-part evacuation outreach video series last spring. Credit: Screenshot of Project Wildfire's "Make-a-Kit-Monday, Part 1: Evacuation Basics" video

    Topic: Communications / Outreach Evacuation outreach/planning Type: Success Story / Lessons Learned

    Conducting Wildfire Evacuation Outreach? Project Wildfire Takes the Video Series Approach

    Alison Green Project Wildfire

    Deschutes County is familiar with wildfire evacuation. Typically there is at least one neighborhood on evacuation notice each year. Even with seasoned residents, the influx of visitors and new residents creates the need for more specific evacuation… Read More

  8. Liz Davy is a district ranger for the Caribou-Targhee National Forest. Photo credit: Michael Whitfield, Heart of the Rockies

    Topic: Communications / Outreach Wildfire Type: Interview

    Decisions, Decisions, Decisions! A Day in the Life with Liz Davy, District Ranger at Caribou-Targhee National Forest

    Liz Davy Island Park Sustainable Fire Community

    Tell us about your job. As the district ranger for the Ashton/Island Park District of the Caribou-Targhee National Forest, I manage people and resources. In 2011, I, along with several other community members, formed a working group in Island… Read More

  9. "I’m thinking back on Portage Lake and wishing I’d looked a little more closely — not at the glacier, but at the surrounding forests." -Lenya Quinn-Davidson. Photo credit: Mark Brennan, shared via Flickr Creative Commons

    Topic: Climate change Wildfire Type: Research Synthesis

    Science Tuesday: Frost on Fire

    Lenya Quinn-Davidson

    Climate change can sometimes feel like an abstraction, especially in places with moderate weather, like where I live on the northern California coast. Even during periods of extreme drought or severe fire weather across the West, my coastal climate… Read More

  10. In 2013, Colorado experienced severely damaging floods. But the community cultivated something important while cleaning up the damage — new, stronger relationships. Credit: Tiernan Doyle, BoCo Strong

    Topic: Collaboration Wildfire recovery Type: Interview

    Superman vs. a Network? Why I’d Choose a Network Any Day: An Interview with Tiernan Doyle

    Tiernan Doyle, BoCo Strong

    What is BoCo Strong and how did it get started? Describe its role in helping Boulder recover from the 2013 flood. BoCo Strong (located in Boulder County, Colorado) is a coalition of local, county and city governments, social service, nonprofit and… Read More

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