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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. Planning for Wildfire: Tips for creating 360-character Wireless Emergency Alert templates

    BY: Jessica Doermann, Erica Kuligowski

    As the number of wildfires continues to decrease or hold steady from year to year, their average size and intensity has grown exponentially. Populations living and working… Read More

  3. Understanding Complexity and Risk in the Wildland Fire Environment: An Interview with Travis Dotson

    BY: Annie Schmidt , Travis Dotson

    Editor’s Note: FAC Net’s Annie Schmidt had the privilege of getting to know Travis Dotson of the Wildland Fire Lessons Learned Center when she worked on the Spring Coulee… Read More

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. What Does Community-led Recovery Look Like? A Case Study from the Carwoola 2017 Bush Fire

    BY: Zoe D'Arcy, New South Wales State Emergency Service (Australia)

    One sunny day in February 2017, I got to see first-hand what impact a disaster could have on people when my own small community of Carwoola in New South Wales experienced a… Read More

  7. Study Examines New Type of Wildfire Health Impact

    BY: Wendy Fulks

    Forest Service thinning projects near Alpine helped decrease the severity of burning in the 2011 Wallow Fire. Credit: Sarah McCaffrey A new journal article by David… Read More

  8. Burning Together and Learning Together

    FAC Network Participant

    From emergency response to prescribed fire implementation TREX participants learn different ignition techniques… Read More

  9. Photos Capture the Faces of the Fork Complex Wildfires

    BY: Emily Troisi

    Fire Adapted Communities Learning Network coordinating team member Michelle Medley-Daniel recently wrote a wonderful post for our blog about the realities of living in… Read More

  10. I See Skies of Blue…

    Michelle Medley-Daniel

    Sunday night was the first time that I could open my bedroom window since lightning started over 40 wildfires around Hayfork July 30-31. Yesterday morning was the first time I… Read More

    Topic: Wildfire

    Type: Essay