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    Six Great Wildfire Adaptation Resources in Spanish: It’s About More Than Word-for-Word Translations

    By: Maria Estrada, The Nature Conservancy

    Cautionary Tales As a native Spanish speaker, I pay special attention to the multiple inaccurate English-to-Spanish translations that I see in my day-to-day life. Sometimes… Read More

    Topic: Communications / Outreach Defensible space / Firewise Preparedness

    Type: Tools / Resources

  2. Wildfire Funding in the Omnibus Bill: What You Need to Know

    By: Cecilia Clavet, The Nature Conservancy

    The $1.3 trillion spending package that Congress passed last month included a legislative solution that — after a decade of advocacy by a bipartisan group of organizations… Read More

    Topic: Wildfire

    Type: Essay

  3. Credit: Huub Zeeman shared via Flickr Creative Commons

    Wildfire Insurance 101: What Practitioners and Policy Owners Need to Know

    By: Rob Galbraith

    Have you ever gone on a family vacation for more than two weeks, during which you lived out of a suitcase? If your family is anything like mine, it can get pretty stressful!… Read More

    Topic: Planning Preparedness Resilience

    Type: Best Practices

  4. Join us for a day with Frank M. Riley Jr., the executive director of the Chestatee-Chattahoochee Resource Conservation and Development Council. Credit: Linda Riley, Mountain Scene Farms

    Farmer Gone FAC: A Day in the Life with Frank M. Riley Jr.

    By: Frank Riley Jr.

    My roots run deep in Towns County, Georgia. My grandfather was born here in the Blue Ridge Mountains in 1889, and in fact, he was Towns County’s first county extension… Read More

    Topic: Communications / Outreach Defensible space / Firewise

    Type: Essay

  5. Spatial management processes, such as the development of Potential Operational Delineations, is creating pathways for more informed, collaborative and safety-focused wildfire management. Credit: USDA Forest Service

    Collaborative Spatial Fire Management: Getting Ahead of Fire Using Potential Operational Delineations

    By: Mike Caggiano, Colorado Forest Restoration Institute, Colorado State University

    At the end of a windy summer day, an engine captain receives a smoke report from the dispatch center, readies his crew, and heads up the mountain in search of the fire. The… Read More

    Topic: Planning Wildfire risk assessment

    Type: Tools / Resources

  6. Meet Sarah. Sarah is the director of a wildfire council. Part of her job is to help residents and communities be more prepared for wildfire. Sarah has tools and programs that she’s used in the past, but she is wondering if she could be more innovative and effective… Credit: Wildfire Research (WiRē) Team

    Asking is Better Than Assuming: Enhancing the Work of Wildfire Practitioners with Social Science

    By: WiRē Team

    Wildfire practitioners face the overwhelming challenge of changing the behaviors of residents and the physical conditions of structures and landscapes. Rather than using… Read More

    Topic: Communications / Outreach Wildfire risk assessment

    Type: Tools / Resources

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

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