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  1. "Preservation of our public lands without scientific management is reducing the prevalence of many of the species that I enjoyed as a kid. That means more threatened and endangered species. I don’t want my children to ever ask me, 'Dad, have you ever seen a golden-winged warbler?' " Photo credit: Caleb Putnam shared via Flickr Creative Commons

    Managing New Jersey’s Forests for Resiliency: Let’s Come Together

    By: New Jersey Fire Safety Council

    As a young boy, I hiked, hunted and trapped. It was common to hear quail and grouse in young forests as sparrowhawks flew overhead. Today, these birds are rare in New… Read More

    Topic: Fuels treatment / Prescribed fire Fuels treatment economics

    Type: Essay

  2. "It’s common knowledge that morels do well after fire, but what about these more mesic species — our beloved chanterelles, matsutakes and boletes?" Photo credit: Leah Grunzke shared via Flickr Creative Commons

    Science Tuesday: Fire Fungus

    By: Lenya Quinn-Davidson

    All of my friends know that I’m a bit of a holiday scrooge. Holidays involve all kinds of societal traditions that put me on edge, like setting off explosives, dressing up… Read More

    Topic: Wildfire

    Type: Research Synthesis

  3. The Forest Stewards Guild's southwest director, Eytan Krasilovsky, discusses the partnerships he's advanced, the projects he's passionate about, and what keeps him going. Photo credits: Forest Stewards Guild

    The Power of the Partnership: A Day in the Life with Eytan Krasilovsky

    By: Forest Stewards Guild

    Where does your job take you? Just yesterday, I helped lead a field tour in the Zuni Mountains landscape, where I have been working in partnership with the Cibola National… Read More

    Topic: Collaboration Fuels treatment / Prescribed fire Watershed protection / management

    Type: Interview

  4. "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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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, Pam Wilson

    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

  8. 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

  9. "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

  10. 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

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