Jan 03, 2019
Happy New Year! Seven Fire Adaptation Videos to Watch Before Launching into 2019.
By: Allison Jolley
#7: Fire Narratives: Are Any Accurate?
Explore some of the data, arguments and counterarguments regarding the wildland-urban interface.
When explaining the "wildfire problem," people often point to the expanding wildland-urban interface. Research forester Sarah McCaffrey explores some of the data, and counterarguments, regarding that and other fire narratives.Read the full post: bit.ly/FireNarratives
Posted by Fire Adapted Communities Learning Network on Monday, March 19, 2018
#6: A Day in the Life with a Fire Adapted Community Practitioner
What does a fire adapted communities coordinator or a wildland-urban interface specialist actually do? Over the past few years, we’ve “spent the day” with several FAC practitioners to understand their approaches to community wildfire resilience. Take a peek into their world.
Want to know what it takes to advance community wildfire resilience? Spend the day with a fire adapted community practitioner!
Posted by Fire Adapted Communities Learning Network on Wednesday, April 4, 2018
Individual day-in-the-life interviews can be found in our blog archives.
#5: Wildfire Policies that Work: Engaging Municipalities and Distributing Risk
Learn how Utah’s wildfire policy (passed in 2016) is stimulating wildfire mitigation activities.
Learn how Utah's wildfire policy stimulates more wildfire mitigation activities. https://fireadaptednetwork.org/key-principles-behind-utahs-new-wildfire-policy-municipalities-risk-distribution/
Posted by Fire Adapted Communities Learning Network on Monday, February 5, 2018
#4: Collaborative Spatial Fire Management: Getting Ahead of Fire Using Potential Operational Delineations
Learn about spatial fire management and how it pro-actively integrates community values, fire modeling and landscape characteristics into wildfire response plans.
Could making a plan based on the landscape, fire behavior and shared values help your community generate better wildfire outcomes this summer?Read the full story: bit.ly/SpatialFireCohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy @Colorado Forest Restoration Institute @National Forest Foundation
Posted by Fire Adapted Communities Learning Network on Monday, June 4, 2018
#3: The Evolution of Leadership in Fire: Stories from Three WTREX Leaders
Meet some of the masterminds behind the Women-in-Fire Prescribed Fire Training Exchange (“WTREX”) and hear the stories that shaped their leadership philosophies.
Happy International Women's Day! Tag a female leader who has inspired or helped you!Meet three women behind the "Women-in-Fire" movement: bit.ly/WTREX
Posted by Fire Adapted Communities Learning Network on Thursday, March 8, 2018
Based on Lenya Quinn-Davidson’s blog post, The Evolution of Leadership in Fire: Stories from Three WTREX Leaders.
Applications for this year’s WTREX are due at the end of the day tomorrow, January 4!
#2: Highlights from the Prescribed Fire Training Exchange (TREX) in 2018
See recent highlights and 2018 stats regarding Prescribed Fire Training Exchange (TREX) accomplishments.
TREX Prescribed Fire Training Exchange had another great year!Many thanks to the Calaveras TREX, the Forest Stewards Guild, the Consortium of Appalachian Fire Managers and Scientists/ Southern Blue Ridge TREX, the Spanish-language TREX and @Western Klamath Restoration Partnership / the Klamath TREX for sharing your stories (and great photos!) with us.
Posted by Fire Adapted Communities Learning Network on Wednesday, December 5, 2018
Photos, highlights and stats were shared by many FAC Net members and partners, including the Forest Stewards Guild, the Mid-Klamath Watershed Council, and the Consortium of Appalachian Fire Managers and Scientists.
#1: Firsthand Accounts: How to Prepare Your Community for a Wildfire Evacuation
Receive powerful, personal insights about wildfire evacuation from practitioners across the country.
As many communities enter into the time of year associated with wildfire evacuations, take a few moments to learn from others' experiences. These stories contain powerful, relevant insights. (These firsthand accounts were shared by practitioners from across the country, including Chumstick Wildfire Stewardship Coalition, Wildfire Adapted Partnership, Project Wildfire, Dovetail Partners, Inc., Chestatee Chattahoochee RC & D and many more!)Read the full story: bit.ly/WildfireEvac#wildfire #evacuation #fireadapted
Posted by Fire Adapted Communities Learning Network on Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Based on the blog post, Firsthand Accounts: How To Prepare Your Community For a Wildfire Evacuation. Contributions were made by several FAC Net members and partners, including the Chestatee-Chattahoochee Resource Conservation and Development Council, the Chumstick Wildfire Stewardship Coalition, Dovetail Partners, Inc., Project Wildfire and Wildfire Adapted Partnership.
So, What Next?
Many thanks go to the FAC practitioners who shared their stories, research and experiences featured in these videos. Have something to share in 2019? I’d love to hear from you! (Leave a comment or contact me through my profile.)
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