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  1. Project Firehawk: Risk, Ripeness, and the Case for Paper Bags

    BY: Annie Schmidt

    Editor’s note: 2020 has brought countless changes to our world. Together, we are beginning to reimagine our way of living—with wildfire, but also in every other sector.… Read More

  2. Learning the Rules of the Game: Understanding Jeremy Bailey and the origins of TREX

    BY: Lenya Quinn-Davidson

    I don’t like games. Everyone knows this about me: there’s only one thing that will get me to go bed early, and that’s a board game. I’ve been this way forever, and… Read More

  3. The Panic Myth: What Does the Research Say and What Can Practitioners Do?

    BY: Sarah McCaffrey , Annie Schmidt

    The Panic Myth, Part I – What Does the Research Say? by Sarah McCaffrey As I’ve been watching the fires in Australia over the past several months I’ve been impressed… Read More

  4. Connecting Practice to Policy: An Interview with Annie Schmidt

    BY: Annie Schmidt

    Editor’s Note: Annie Schmidt is one of FAC Net’s newest staff members, returning to the FAC family after two years of planning and policy work in her home state of… Read More

  5. I’ve Got Them Non-Profit Funding Blues: Lessons Learned in Funding Wildfire Resilience in Archuleta County, CO

    BY: Bill Trimarco

    “I’ve Got Them Non-Profit Funding Blues” Sadly, that is not the title of my new hit single, but rather a state of mind many of us struggle with on a day-to-day basis.… Read More

  6. Risks and Rewards: Managing Wildfire for Resource Objectives in Northern New Mexico

    BY: Emily Jane Davis , Zander Evans, Mike Caggiano, Heidi Huber-Stearns

    On July 13th, lightning ignited the Francisquito fire on the Carson National Forest in northern New Mexico. Forest Service incident decision makers described their management… Read More

  7. Finding the Sweet Spot: Rigor Versus Impact in Certified Burner Programs

    BY: Lenya Quinn-Davidson

    I am a notorious softie. It became clear when we got our first dog 11 years ago: I am the one who defaults to empathy, and my husband, in contrast, defaults to discipline. Of… Read More

  8. Working with Communities to Reduce Wildfire Risk Through Planning

    FAC Network Participant

    Many of us are likely to be familiar with the “fire adapted communities sunrise graphic.” This illustration was first provided by the USDA Forest Service to illustrate the… Read More