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  1. Florida Forest Service rangers doing door-to-door outreach to homeowners as part of the Ready, Set, Go! initiative. Credit: Florida Forest Service, Withlacoochee Forestry Center

    Topic: Evacuation outreach/planning Fuels treatment / Prescribed fire Planning Type: Interview

    Getting Outreach Right, the NASF’s Priorities, and the Evolution of Wildfire Risk Mapping: An Interview with John Fish

    Florida Forest Service

    What are you and the Florida Forest Service doing to help communities live with wildfire? Wildfire is a reality in Florida. During an average fire year, we experience more than 3,000 wildfires that burn more than 163,500 acres. Approximately… Read More

  2. Wildfire smoke has an intense relationship with air quality and human health. But what about its relationship with temperature and fire severity? Credit: USDA Forest Service via Flickr Creative Commons

    Topic: Wildfire Type: Research Synthesis

    Science Tuesday: Going Nuclear

    Lenya Quinn-Davidson

    On Labor Day weekend, my friends and I canceled a vacation rental on the Trinity River because of the heat and smoke. It was predicted to be 112 degrees inland that weekend, and we figured we’d be crazy to subject ourselves (and our posse of… Read More

  3. In 2014, The Nature Conservancy launched the Rio Grande Water Fund to create more drought- and fire-resilient forests in north-central New Mexico. Credit: Alan Eckert

    Topic: Collaboration Watershed protection / management Type: Success Story / Lessons Learned

    Fire and Water are Linked in New Mexico

    ​ Anne Bradley, The Nature Conservancy

    The Fire that Called Us to Action In 2011, the Las Conchas Fire burned 156,000 acres in the Jemez Mountains of New Mexico. At the time, it was the largest forest fire in New Mexico history. We are used to fire in New Mexico, but the Las Conchas… Read More

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

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