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  1. Take a moment to celebrate the impressive fire adaptation efforts occurring across the country! (Photo: Three FAC Net members during a fire department-focused learning exchange. Credit: Michelle Medley-Daniel, Fire Adapted Communities Learning Network)

    Better Work, Bigger Impact: Recent Fire Adaptation Highlights

    By: FAC Net Staff

    April marks FAC Net’s fifth year of operations. According to some traditions, an appropriate five-year anniversary gift is something made of wood. For FAC Net members and… Read More

    Topic: Collaboration Fuels treatment / Prescribed fire Learning networks Wildfire

    Type: Success Story / Lessons Learned

  2. Mistletoe has numerous impacts on trees, which in turn can impact fire behavior. Shown here is a tree infested with mistletoe and the resulting patches of dense, twiggy growth, known as witches’ brooms. Find out how and when fire can serve as a management tool against this nuanced pest. Credit: Graeme Churchard shared via Flickr Creative Commons

    Science Thursday: Mysterious Mistletoe

    By: Lenya Quinn-Davidson

    To see dwarf mistletoe seeds is to experience them. These are not typical seeds that gently drop from a mature plant. Rather, they are explosive — forcibly ejected from… Read More

    Topic: Fuels treatment / Prescribed fire Wildfire

    Type: Research Synthesis

  3. Put your FAC and fire messaging skills to the test; take this quiz today! Photo: Jason Houston, The Nature Conservancy

    New quiz! How good are you at talking about fire?

    By: Allison Jolley

    Put your FAC communication skills to the test; take this five-question quiz! Powered by Read More

    Topic: Communications / Outreach

    Type: Quiz

  4. Only weeks after the Thomas Fire, lessons learned are surfacing. The University of California Cooperative Extension's Matthew Shapero presents those realizations from a ranching perspective, with a strong call to action. Photo credit: K-BOB's Steakhouse shared via Flickr Creative Commons

    When Wildfire Hits the Ranch: Lessons Learned from the Thomas Fire

    By: Matthew Shapero, University of California Cooperative Extension

    Just as quickly as the Thomas Fire swept through parts of our community, the questions started flooding my office: Should we prune our burned avocado trees? Can I graze my… Read More

    Topic: Business resilience Defensible space / Firewise Planning Wildfire Wildfire recovery

    Type: Success Story / Lessons Learned

  5. What does it take to be an effective leader in the wildfire world? Meet some of the masterminds behind the Women-in-Fire Prescribed Fire Training Exchange and hear the stories that shaped their leadership philosophies. (Photo, left to right: Jeanne Pincha-Tulley, Lenya Quinn-Davidson and Kelly Martin; Credit: Lenya Quinn-Davidson, Fire Adapted Communities Learning Network)

    The Evolution of Leadership in Fire: Stories from Three WTREX Leaders

    By: Lenya Quinn-Davidson

    Last Sunday morning, I sat crying at my kitchen table as my family went about its usual routine around me. They knew I wasn’t there with them; rather, I was in 19th-century… Read More

    Topic: Wildfire

    Type: Essay

  6. When explaining the "wildfire problem," people increasingly point to the expanding wildland-urban interface. Research forester Dr. Sarah McCaffrey explores some of the data, and counterarguments, surrounding that narrative. (Photo: Santa Rosa neighborhoods after the 2017 Tubbs Fire. Credit: David Loeffler, United States National Guard shared via Flickr Creative Commons)

    Fire Narratives: Are Any Accurate?

    By: Sarah McCaffrey

    How you tell a story influences what conclusions people draw from it (think Aesop’s Fables). Over the past decade, the overarching American wildfire narrative has become… Read More

    Topic: Planning WUI codes & ordinances

    Type: Research Synthesis

  7. What’s on Tap for 2018? Our New Year’s Resolutions

    By: Allison Jolley

    I will comb my hair every day. I will call my grandparents more. I will practice gratitude. Those are a few of my New Year’s resolutions. I know, I know, most of us… Read More

    Topic: Communications / Outreach Other

    Type: Essay

  8. Shown in this image is a California-hazel-stem basket holding tanoak acorns that were collected from the 2015 Klamath River Prescribed Fire Training Exchange (TREX) burn area. Also shown is a Karuk woman’s “work” basket cap and an acorn cooking paddle made of Pacific maple. These are a few of the resources used by Karuk women to gather and prepare acorn soup. This burn reduced acorn pests, cleared out surface and ladder fuels to improved acorn gathering, and maintained the tanoak cavity at the base of this older tree. Cavities like this are important habitat for animals that hunt small game that eat acorns. Credit: Frank Lake, USDA Forest Service and Karuk Tribe.

    Integrating Traditional Ecological Knowledge and World Renewal Ceremonies into Fire Adaptation: An Indigenous Stewardship Model

    By: Karuk Tribe, Department of Natural Resources, Bill Tripp

    The Karuk Tribe’s Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) and belief systems are constructed and preserved in the form of stories, practices, performances and ongoing… Read More

    Topic: Traditional Ecological Knowledge Watershed protection / management

    Type: Essay

  9. Alison Green works with communities throughout central Oregon on wildfire resilience issues. Here, she's talking with a landowner. Credit: Project Wildfire

    Working Together: That’s the Central-Oregon Way [A Day in the Life with Alison Green]

    By: Alison Green, Project Wildfire

    What did you do prior to working on community wildfire resilience? How did you get into FAC work? Prior to Project Wildfire, I fought fire for the USDA Forest Service,… Read More

    Topic: Communications / Outreach Fuels treatment / Prescribed fire Wildfire recovery

    Type: Interview

  10. "It is a horrific moment when you realize that the worst case scenario, the thing you had been theoretically preparing for, is actually happening." Dave Lasky shares six lessons learned regarding the catastrophic Four Mile Canyon Fire. (Photo: satellite image of the Four Mile Canyon Fire perimeter. Green and black indicate burned areas. White spots are destroyed homes. Credit: DigitalGlobe)

    Fantastic Failure: False Hope and the Four Mile Canyon Fire

    By: Dave Lasky

    On the morning of Septemb­­er 2, 2010, the Four Mile Canyon Fire ignited in the Rocky Mountain Foothills, just west of Boulder, Colorado. Eighteen hours later, 168 homes… Read More

    Topic: Communications / Outreach Fuels treatment / Prescribed fire Wildfire

    Type: Fantastic Failure

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