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  1. Liz Davy is a district ranger for the Caribou-Targhee National Forest. Photo credit: Michael Whitfield, Heart of the Rockies

    Topic: Communications / Outreach Wildfire Type: Interview

    Decisions, Decisions, Decisions! A Day in the Life with Liz Davy, District Ranger at Caribou-Targhee National Forest

    Liz Davy, Island Park Sustainable Fire Community

    Tell us about your job. As the district ranger for the Ashton/Island Park District of the Caribou-Targhee National Forest, I manage people and resources. In 2011, I, along with several other community members, formed a working group in Island… Read More

  2. "I’m thinking back on Portage Lake and wishing I’d looked a little more closely — not at the glacier, but at the surrounding forests." -Lenya Quinn-Davidson. Photo credit: Mark Brennan, shared via Flickr Creative Commons

    Topic: Climate change Wildfire Type: Research Synthesis

    Science Tuesday: Frost on Fire

    Lenya Quinn-Davidson

    Climate change can sometimes feel like an abstraction, especially in places with moderate weather, like where I live on the northern California coast. Even during periods of extreme drought or severe fire weather across the West, my coastal climate… Read More

  3. In 2013, Colorado experienced severely damaging floods. But the community cultivated something important while cleaning up the damage — new, stronger relationships. Credit: Tiernan Doyle, BoCo Strong

    Topic: Collaboration Wildfire recovery Type: Interview

    Superman vs. a Network? Why I’d Choose a Network Any Day: An Interview with Tiernan Doyle

    Tiernan Doyle, BoCo Strong

    What is BoCo Strong and how did it get started? Describe its role in helping Boulder recover from the 2013 flood. BoCo Strong (located in Boulder County, Colorado) is a coalition of local, county and city governments, social service, nonprofit and… Read More

  4. What if we treated failure less like a sunset and more like a sunrise? Photo credit: Modification of a photo by NBphotostream shared via Flickr Creative Commons

    Topic: Learning networks Type: Essay

    The Four-Letter Word We Avoid at All Costs: Fail. But Should We Avoid It After All?

    Allison Jolley

    Tell me about a time that you failed. That’s one of the most classic interview questions. And the trick, supposedly, is to tell a story about a slight error that, thanks to your creativity and determination, actually led to a big victory. Acing… Read More

  5. Participants of a recent learning exchange discuss landscaping do's and don'ts outside a community building in Eagle, Colorado. Credit: Emily Troisi, Fire Adapted Communities Learning Network

    Topic: Communications / Outreach Ignition-resistant home construction Type: Success Story / Lessons Learned

    The Art and Science of Home Wildfire Evaluations

    Wendy Fulks, with contributions from Eric Lovgren

    This past spring, FAC Net asked our members some questions about their core FAC practices. We wanted to understand more about their work on, and interest in, things like: Improving local workforce capacity for mitigation work; Informing and… Read More

  6. How might working with others help you get more done, with better results? Credit: John Schultz shared via Flickr Creative Commons

    Topic: Learning networks Type: Best Practices

    Make Your Work Easier and More Effective: 5 Tips for Working and Learning with Partners

    Michelle Medley-Daniel

    Think about your to-do list. Before you get overwhelmed or distracted, take a deep breath. Are you working on something that could benefit from the perspectives of others? Maybe you are running into a problem that requires advice or new tools? Could… Read More

  7. Karuna Greenberg is the restoration director for the Salmon River Restoration Council and co-lead of the Western Klamath Restoration Partnership. Credit: Brendan Twieg

    Topic: Communications / Outreach Wildfire Type: Interview

    You Just Never Know What You’ll Get into this Time of Year: A Day in the Life with Karuna Greenberg

    Karuna Greenberg

    When you get to work on Monday morning, what are your top priorities for the week? Over the weekend, we experienced an intense thunderstorm throughout the Salmon River and across the Klamath Mountains. With it, came extensive lightning, torrential… Read More

  8. Firefighters from a variety of agencies, organizations and countries, taking notes during a prescribed fire briefing. Credit: Jeremy Bailey, The Nature Conservancy

    Topic: Fuels treatment / Prescribed fire Type: Success Story / Lessons Learned

    15 Lessons Learned from 10 Years of Cooperative Burning

    Jeremy Bailey

    An experienced wildland firefighter and prescribed fire practitioner, Jeremy works with dozens of partners to develop capacity for implementing prescribed fire. Credit: Mary Huffman, The… Read More

  9. Field tours are an important component of prescribed fire outreach. Credit: Hilary Lundgren, Chumstick Wildfire Stewardship Coalition

    Topic: Communications / Outreach Fuels treatment / Prescribed fire Type: Interview

    Telling the “Good Fire” Story: Two Communities’ Prescribed Fire Outreach Efforts

    Hilary Lundgren, Kirsten Cook

    In 2016, the Washington State Legislature passed the Forest Resiliency Burning Pilot, ESHB 2928, a bill that supported a pilot to evaluate and monitor the effects of forest resiliency burning. Washington Department of Natural Resources, North-Central… Read More

  10. Blacklegged tick. Credit: Modification of photo by Lennart Tange shared via Flickr Creative Commons

    Topic: Fuels treatment / Prescribed fire Type: Research Synthesis

    Science Tuesday: Toasted Ticks

    Lenya Quinn-Davidson

    I’m sure many of you are familiar with the kids’ book “Going on a Bear Hunt.” The family in the book is on an adventure that takes them through rough terrain: a swirling, whirling snowstorm; a deep, dark forest; thick, oozy mud; long, wavy… Read More

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