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  1. During a wildfire, evacuated families are in need of basic supplies — food, water, shelter. It’s critical that shelter staff communicate effectively with residents during (as well as before and after) such emergencies. Credit: Michael Rieger, Federal Emergency Management Agency

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

    Who’s Missing? Thinking about Wildfire Resilience through an Equity and Inclusion Lens

    Wendy Fulks, Maria Estrada

    Imagine being caught in the path of a fast-moving wildfire, unfamiliar with the area and without enough language proficiency to understand the first responders. You see a few signs in your language, but they make no sense. Miraculously, you survive… Read More

  2. Credit: Paul Stevko, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

    Topic: Wildfire Type: Tools / Resources

    A New Perspective on Fire Management [Book Review of “Florida: A Fire Survey” by Stephen J Pyne]

    Alan Long, Southern Fire Exchange

    Several years ago, highly acclaimed author Stephen Pyne began a new series of short books on fire in key regions around the country, titled “To the Last Smoke.” His first book in the series, released last year, focuses on Florida. If you are asking… Read More

  3. From integrated wildfire response to landscape restoration to outreach, the Department of the Interior advances multiple angles of wildfire adaptation. Here, a junior ranger tries on a wildland firefighting uniform. Credit: Lake Mead National Recreation Area via Flickr Creative Commons

    Topic: Collaboration Wildfire Type: Interview

    The Department of the Interior Integrates Its Wildfire Programs: An Interview with the DOI’s Office of Wildland Fire

    Kristin Merony and Kim Van Hemelryck, the Department of the Interior's Office of Wildland Fire

    What does the Office of Wildland Fire do? The Office of Wildland Fire’s (OWF) principle roles are to develop policy for the management and oversight of the Department of the Interior’s (DOI) wildland fire programs and to ensure consistent… Read More

  4. Anecdotal and scientific evidence tell us that humans have long had a role in shaping fire regimes. Credit: Coconino National Forest via Flickr Creative Commons

    Topic: Wildfire Type: Essay

    Science Tuesday: Naturally Human

    Lenya Quinn-Davidson

    In January, I used my Science Tuesday post to vent about the notion of nature and its inherent and unproductive separatism. In February, the media went wild covering a paper (Balch et al. 2017) that had just been published in the Proceedings of the… Read More

  5. Matthew Ward manages the Flat Ranch Preserve in Idaho. His job has more of a fire adaptation focus than you might think. Credit: Matthew Ward

    Topic: Collaboration Fuels treatment / Prescribed fire Type: Interview

    Ranch Management with a Fire Adaptation Twist: A Day in the Life with Matthew Ward

    Island Park Sustainable Fire Community

    Has FAC always been a part of your job? No. In 2012, I moved to Idaho to manage the Flat Ranch Preserve. At that time, the Idaho Chapter of The Nature Conservancy (TNC) was not involved in collaborative forest restoration, nor did we have a… Read More

  6. Peg Dawson, property owner in Eagle's Nest Township, getting ready for a chipper event. Credit: Gloria Erickson, Dovetail Partners, Inc.

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

    Evacuation Planning — What Does It Take to Get a Community Started?

    Gloria Erickson Dovetail Partners, Inc

    Does every community need an evacuation plan? What does it take for a community to ask this question? Must there be a fire, a flood or some other disaster to trigger action? Or is common sense enough to motivate a community to create a plan before… Read More

  7. During the Arizona WUI summit, Arizona's Firewise Communities were recognized with awards. Credit: Anne Mottek, Greater Flagstaff Forests Partnership

    Topic: Meetings / Events Type: Meeting / Event

    FAC: A Common Theme at the Arizona Wildland-Urban Interface Summit

    Anne Mottek Greater Flagstaff Forests Partnership

    Fire adapted communities was a common theme during the recent Wildland-Urban Interface – Living with Wildfire in Arizona Summit. FAC principles were embedded in the opening remarks, presentations, display booths, and even in the evening mixer and… Read More

  8. FAC Net member Frank Riley hosted the Southern Blue Ridge Fire Learning Network met last month to discuss their recent wildfire season and plans for moving forward. Credit: Avery Lennard, The Nature Conservancy

    Topic: Collaboration Fuels treatment / Prescribed fire Learning networks Wildfire Type: Meeting / Event

    Community Wildfire Adaptation: North Georgia-Style

    Wendy Fulks

    Did you know they have federally listed endangered green pitcher plants in the mountains of north Georgia? Me neither. I learned this (and got to see some of these carnivorous plants) while participating in the 12th annual Southern Blue Ridge… Read More

  9. Even though fire often appears to burn all of an area’s vegetation, new life emerges. Could community capacity also be hidden, just waiting to flourish? Credit: Bob Wick, Bureau of Land Management via Flickr Creative Commons

    Topic: Collaboration Monitoring / Assessment Wildfire recovery Type: Tools / Resources

    Community Magic: Community-Based Asset Mapping Establishes New Connections for Fire Adaptation

    Jana Carp, Jana Carp Consulting

    Jana Carp is a fourth-generation resident of northern California. She taught urban planning and community development at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina from 1999-2012, where she involved students in asset-based community… Read More

  10. In response to a damaging fire, the White Swan community began investing in fire resilient initiatives, like chipping days. Credit: Andy Babcock, Yakima County Fire District 5

    Topic: Defensible space / Firewise Wildfire recovery Type: Success Story / Lessons Learned

    Collaboration in Action: Building Resilience in White Swan

    Kirstin Taggart, Washington Resource Conservation and Development Council, with assistance from Gary Peters, Yakama Nation Fire Management and Andy Babcock, Yakima County Fire District 5

    “White Swan is a small community on the Yakama Nation in south central Washington State. It is considered a major population center on the Yakama reservation and is categorized as being high fire risk. The immediate landscape is a mix between… Read More

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