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  1. Images (back to front): Lake Tahoe, Credit: Don Graham shared via Flickr Creative Commons; Forest Shafer with his brother Keegan on a wildfire assignment, Credit: Forest Shafer

    Fire in His Blood, Pace and Scale on His Mind: A Day in the Life with Forest Schafer

    By: Forest Schafer, Tahoe Fire and Fuels Team

    It’s hard to forget your first wildland fire. Mine was years before I started fighting fires, and I remember seeing trees explode into flames as they lit up the dark… Read More

    Topic: Collaboration CWPPs Fuels treatment / Prescribed fire

    Type: Essay

  2. Photo credits (left to right): Ashley Blakely; Yosemite National Park; Ed Keith, Deschutes County

    Discover the #WildfirePrepDay Project Right for You: New Quiz and Project Menu!

    By: Allison Jolley

    If you’re wondering how to engage your community on National Community Wildfire Preparedness Day (#WildfirePrepDay, or Prep Day), look no further. Take this short quiz to find… Read More

    Topic: Communications / Outreach Defensible space / Firewise Preparedness Wildfire recovery

    Type: Quiz

  3. Firsthand accounts on how to prepare yourself, your communities, and even your pets for evacuation. Credit: John Wright via Flickr Creative Commons

    Firsthand Accounts: How to Prepare Your Community for a Wildfire Evacuation

    By: Allison Jolley

    This Does Not Belong To You. Ask yourself As you stand there In the pale gray air Frozen to these four walls Feet turned to stone Decide! What is worth saving? Can you… Read More

    Topic: Evacuation outreach/planning

    Type: Success Story / Lessons Learned

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

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