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  1. Fuels Treatments Aren’t a Guarantee, but They Still Matter: Gaining Perspective from the Carr Fire

    BY: Eamon Engber, Klamath Network Parks and Six Rivers National Forest

    I’m not sure our messaging surrounding fuel management is clear, consistent or rooted in the best available science and current fire regimes. During the first two days… Read More

  2. What the Silver Tsunami Means for FAC and Why You Need to Partner with Assisted Living Facilities

    BY: Allison Jolley

    There are no children on the list of dead from the Camp Fire. No teenagers or even young adults have been identified as victims of the disaster. The 46 named victims so far… Read More

  3. Managing for Socio-Ecological Resilience First: How a New Type of Indicator Enhances Wildfire Resilience Monitoring

    BY: Colleen Rossier, University of California — Davis, Bill Tripp, Karuk Tribe

    Within the Karuk Tribe, it is a cultural teaching that “you do not harvest anything without first managing habitat for it to survive and reproduce.” This is a… Read More

  4. Let’s Talk About Fire Adapted Communities!

    BY: Emily Troisi , Michelle Medley-Daniel

    The Fire Adapted Communities Learning Network (FAC Net) staff and members talk about fire adapted communities (FAC) a lot, and we often get asked for resources to help explain… Read More

  5. iBAER: How We Formed, Funded and Dispatched a State and Private Lands Burned Area Emergency Response Team

    BY: Craig Nelson, Okanogan Conservation District

    It’s always about money. Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) teams, the people who assess ecological, hydrological and forest conditions after a wildfire, are not cheap.… Read More

  6. Block Captains: Community Leaders Emerge in the Wake of the 2017 Sonoma Fires

    BY: James Gore, Sonoma County

    We still talk about “Saturday’s problems” in Sonoma County. Saturday’s problems are the pile of two-by-fours in your backyard for that deck project, or the… Read More

  7. #WildfireMitigationWorks: Six More Examples (So, 22 and Counting)

    BY: Allison Jolley

    No one action can guarantee a favorable wildfire outcome, but there are more and more examples of… Read More

  8. What’s All This About A Wicked Problem?

    BY: Peter Williams, Partnership Academy

    I often hear that community collaboration or collaborative conservation involve wicked problems. Ever wonder what that really means? In the Northeast, wicked is used as… Read More

    Topic: Collaboration

    Type: Essay

  9. Science Thursday: Finding Good Fire

    BY: Lenya Quinn-Davidson

    How did you find fire? Did it come to you — a wildfire in your community, a random job opportunity — or did you go to it? I like to think I was born into it. I was born at… Read More

  10. A Day in the Life with Andrew Notbohm: How Emergency Management and FAC Go Hand in Hand

    BY: Emily Troisi , Andrew Notbohm

    Interviewer’s note: During my five years working with FAC Net, I’ve discovered a passion for understanding how communities prepare for, respond to and recover from natural… Read More