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  1. "Most landowners want what we want; they just need to be presented with the right opportunity." Credit: Tim Weaver, Rapid City Fire Department

    Give and Take: Building Friendships to Create Access for Fuels Reduction Projects

    By: Rapid City Fire Department

    Last August, I was walking a section of overgrown, city-owned property that’s landlocked by a quilt of private parcels. I was there at the request of a private landowner who… Read More

    Topic: Fuels treatment / Prescribed fire

    Type: Success Story / Lessons Learned

  2. Six resources focused on post-wildfire community recovery. Photo: Northern California wildfires as of October 9, 2017. Credit: NASA

    6 Resources to Help Communities Recover After Wildfire

    By: Annie Schmidt, Washington Resource Conservation and Development Council

    As a practitioner, sometimes one of our most difficult tasks is sifting through available resources for communities. There is a lot of information available in this world! The… Read More

    Topic: Wildfire recovery

    Type: Tools / Resources

  3. The Southwest City Fire Departments' Interstate Fire Crew

    Planning Pays Big Dividends: 4 Successes from the 2017 Wildfire Season

    By: Allison Jolley

    Need some inspiration? Here are four examples of how planning ahead, whether that involved fuels treatment, team building or outreach, generated success during the 2017… Read More

    Topic: Wildfire

    Type: Success Story / Lessons Learned

  4. Pam Wilson is the soon-to-be-retired executive director of FireWise of Southwest Colorado. In this interview, she talks about the impressive networks she's helped form and what they're accomplishing! Credit: Pam Wilson

    Building Networks Regionally and Statewide: A Day in the Life with Pam Wilson

    By: FireWise of Southwest Colorado

    What did you do before working on community wildfire resilience? During my first career, I worked for the USDA Forest Service. My last job with them was on the San Juan… Read More

    Topic: Defensible space / Firewise

    Type: Interview

  5. Learn how four interpretive signs, a hashtag and a podcast changed the conversation surrounding prescribed fire in the Appalachians. Credit: Jenifer Bunty, Consortium of Appalachian Fire Managers and Scientists

    Communicating Amidst Controversy: The Fire Learning Trail [An Interview with Jenifer Bunty]

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

    View an enlarged version of the feature image above. Think back a few y­­ears, and tell us about the conversation around prescribed fire in your region. In 2011, the… Read More

    Topic: Communications / Outreach Fuels treatment / Prescribed fire

    Type: Success Story / Lessons Learned

  6. "The pressure was on to pull this off. Thoughts of national news headlines reading, 'Training fire escapes, burns down houses; search continues for man responsible' kept me up at night." Photo credit: John F Marshall

    Trial by Fire: Prescribed Fire Training in the Wildland-Urban Interface

    By: Chelan County Fire District 1

    What became the “Westridge Training Fire” began as two concerned neighbors asking for support in fuels reduction. The Westridge neighborhood is situated atop a ridge… Read More

    Topic: Fuels treatment / Prescribed fire

    Type: Success Story / Lessons Learned

  7. The Washington Fire Adapted Communities Learning Network just released an animated video illustrating what FAC looks like. Check it out!

    New 5-Minute Video! What is a Fire Adapted Community? Meet Fred and Find Out.

    By: Allison Jolley

    Need a quick and clever way to explain community wildfire resilience? Searching for a relatable illustration of community wildfire adaptation? The Washington Fire Adapted… Read More

    Topic: Communications / Outreach

    Type: Tools / Resources

  8. Learn about the collaboration that generated Salt Lake City's Community Wildfire Protection Plan. Credit: Garrett via Flickr Creative Commons

    How Salt Lake City’s Community Wildfire Protection Plan Generated Action in Less Than a Year

    FAC Network Participant

    May 22, 2017 marked a significant date for us in the Wasatch Front. Salt Lake City, Utah’s state capital and largest wildland-urban interface, completed its Community… Read More

    Topic: Collaboration CWPPs

    Type: Success Story / Lessons Learned

  9. Hear how West Metro Fire Rescue increased their labor capacity to accomplish a residential fuels reduction project. Credit: Steve Orr, West Metro Fire Rescue

    Overcoming Capacity Barriers to Fuels Reduction Projects

    By: Steve Orr

    West Metro Fire Rescue completed a Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP) in 2007. We have been actively engaged in community outreach and education since then, but fuels… Read More

    Topic: Collaboration Fuels treatment / Prescribed fire

    Type: Success Story / Lessons Learned

  10. Partners gather in the field to look at watershed treatments in northern New Mexico. Credit: Esmé Cadiente, Forest Stewards Guild

    Fantastic Failure! Multi-Jurisdictional NEPA: Big Dreams Take Time

    By: Eytan Krasilovsky, Forest Stewards Guild

    Editor’s note: FAC Net sends our deepest condolences to those suffering losses, including the lives of loved ones, from the recent wildfires. I encourage everyone to be… Read More

    Topic: Collaboration Fuels treatment / Prescribed fire

    Type: Fantastic Failure

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