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  1. A story of broken trust and a forest in need along the Klamath River. Credit: Will Harling, Mid-Klamath Watershed Council

    Fantastic Failure: Shared Vision, Shattered Trust

    By: Bill Tripp, Bill Tripp

    We had envisioned black oak woodlands and large madrones. Douglas firs and pines dotting the landscape. South-facing slopes showered with leaf litter from black oaks, enabling… Read More

    Topic: Collaboration Fuels treatment / Prescribed fire

    Type: Fantastic Failure

  2. Credit: Jenifer Bunty, Consortium of Appalachian Fire Managers and Scientists

    Talking about Lighting Fire Near Recently Burned Communities: Communications at the Southern Blue Ridge TREX

    By: Jenifer Bunty, Consortium of Appalachian Fire Managers and Scientists

    The southern Blue Ridge Mountains were hit hard during the 2016 wildfire season. The region’s fires that year included the Chimney Tops 2 (“Gatlinburg”) Fire, the… Read More

    Topic: Communications / Outreach Fuels treatment / Prescribed fire

    Type: Success Story / Lessons Learned

  3. Up and down the West Coast, 2018 has been a busy year for fire adaptation public policy. Photo credit: KQED QUEST shared via Flickr Creative Commons

    Fire Adaptation Public Policy: West Coast Updates

    By: Allison Jolley

    California • Washington • Oregon California Clarifies Prescribed Fire Liability, Invests in Fuels Removal, and Focuses on Community-Level Work by Nick Goulette,… Read More

    Topic: Fuels treatment / Prescribed fire WUI codes & ordinances

    Type: Success Story / Lessons Learned

  4. DYK? Out-of-town farmers voluntarily provided the irrigation equipment needed to protect Yellowstone National Park's historic Old Faithful Lodge during the 1988 wildfires. Credit: National Park Service

    Unsung Heroes of the 1988 Yellowstone Fires: Church Leaders and Farmers

    By: Liz Davy, Paula Nelson Matthew Ward

    A burning cigarette butt landed on a pile of sawdust, soaked with oil and gas. And like that, a firewood cutter started the North Fork “Yellowstone” Fire, a fire that… Read More

    Topic: Collaboration Wildfire

    Type: Success Story / Lessons Learned

  5. Credit: Mike Caggiano, Colorado Forest Restoration Institute, Colorado State University

    Using Community Base Maps to Improve the Safety and Effectiveness of Wildfire Response

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

    The Importance of Spatial Data When responding to wildfires, firefighters often have difficulty figuring out where the fire is, where it’s going, and what’s in its way.… Read More

    Topic: Planning Wildfire Wildfire risk assessment

    Type: Tools / Resources

  6. "I assumed residents shared their board’s enthusiasm for the wildfire risk mitigation project [ ... ] I assumed wrong." Photo credit: Pam Wilson

    Fantastic Failure: Why Would Residents Refuse Wildfire Mitigation Money?

    By: Einar Jensen, South Metro Fire Rescue

    A high-risk neighborhood refusing a $13,500 mitigation grant is a fantastic failure. The year was 2013, and I was on top of my game. I was (and still am) a risk reduction… Read More

    Topic: Communications / Outreach Defensible space / Firewise Fuels treatment / Prescribed fire

    Type: Fantastic Failure

  7. Florida, Prescribed Fire, the National Association of State Foresters, and Risk Mapping: Meet John Fish

    By: Ronda Sutphen, John Fish

    Editor’s note: If you work in the realm of controlled burning, wildfire risk mapping, outreach or forestry, John Fish is someone you should meet. John is the fire chief of the… Read More

    Topic: Communications / Outreach Evacuation outreach/planning Fuels treatment / Prescribed fire

    Type: Interview

  8. FAC Net's co-director, Michelle Medley-Daniel, was about 20 miles (as the crow flies) from the Carr Fire. In this post, she shares some of her journal entries from last summer. Photo credit: Nick Goulette, Watershed Research and Training Center

    Views of the Carr Fire: Journal Entries from Trinity County, California

    By: Michelle Medley-Daniel, Fire Adapted Communities Learning Network, Watershed Research and Training Center

    July 20, 2018 I picked you up from the Redding airport on a cloudless Friday afternoon. You remarked on the hot wind. “They’re sculptures. Twisted limbs reaching… Read More

    Topic: Evacuation outreach/planning Wildfire

    Type: Essay

  9. Are you maximizing local residents' roles in fire adaptation? Read this blog to learn about a volunteer empowerment approach that works: the Neighborhood Ambassador program. Photo: Neighborhood ambassadors for Cedar Mesa Ranches after a community chipping day, which was planned in recognition of National Wildfire Community Preparedness Day, 2018. Credit: Amanda Brenner-Cannon, Wildfire Adapted Partnership

    Enhancing Fire Adaptation Through Active Volunteers: The Neighborhood Ambassador Approach

    By: Ashley Downing, Ashley Downing

    Despite burning over 50,000 acres, the 416 Fire did exactly what the Falls Creek Ranch community wanted it to. The fire burned right up to the community boundary and because… Read More

    Topic: Communications / Outreach Defensible space / Firewise Local workforce capacity

    Type: Tools / Resources

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