Anne Mottek is principal of Mottek Consulting. Ms. Mottek’s educational background is in both forestry (BS) and sociology with a research emphasis (MA). Her work focuses on social science research and its application in a wide range of forest management issues like monitoring, program evaluation, outreach and education, and collaboration. Ms. Mottek is actively engaged in several collaborative organizations like the Four Forest Restoration Initiative’s (4FRI) Multi-Party Monitoring Board, coordinator and treasurer of the Greater Flagstaff Forests Partnership (GFFP), and works with the City of Flagstaff on various aspects of the Flagstaff Watershed Protection Project (FWPP). Ms Mottek is the FACLN project manager for the GFFP, which is a national core memeber. She was the main contributor for the Socioeconomic Monitoring Plan for 4FRI’s first analysis area that is included in the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS), and secured funding for and completed the first 4FRI monitoring project that included both social and economic monitoring components. She has worked on projects, publications and received grants with a variety of organizations like the Ecological Restoration Institute, Northern Arizona University’s School of Forestry, the Southwest Fire Science Consortium, the National Forest Foundation, Salt River Project, US Forest Service, Coconino County and the City of Flagstaff. More recent publications include: “Regional Economic Contributions of the Four Forest Restoration Initiative;” Journal of Forestry, Practice of Forestry/Policy, “The Social and Economic Contributions of the White Mountain Stewardship Project: Final 10-Year Assessment—Lessons Learned and Implications for Future Forest Management Initiatives;” “Flagstaff Watershed Protection Project: Creating Solutions through Community Partnerships;” and “The Impacts of the Woody Biomass Utilization Grant Program in Eastern Oregon and Eastern Arizona.”
Interactive Fire Ecology Kiosk Linked to Science
The center kiosk panel that was designed for Ft Tuthill County Park will be adapted as an interpretive web-based kiosk. Visitors will be able to enlarge the explanatory segments that will also include scientific backing to links for reports, studies and fact sheets. The Ecological Restoration Institute is partnering with the Greater Flagstaff Forests Partnership (GFFP) and will provide the scientific links for each segment that is represented in a box on the kiosk. FAC Net members and other partners will be able to use/link the kiosk to their websites. See link below for the kiosk. This project should be completed with an interactive kiosk on the GFFP site by June 2019.
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Rapid Wildland Fire Home Assessment Program
GFFP will implement a targeted pilot program to demonstrate and refine application of the Rapid Wildfire Assessment approach. Lessons learned through this effort will aid in development of a formalized program in partnership with GFFP, AZFAC and Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management for its application statewide. This effort is modeled after the successful 60/60 Rapid Wildfire Assessment utilized in Colorado. Cost-share grant funding ($30,000) is currently available to fund immediate implementation of recommended treatments for 30-50 interested property owners solicited through this effort. Additional interested property owners not funded during this cycle will be placed on a wait list for inclusion in 2019 cost-share treatment grants.
AZ Fire Adapted Communities Network (AZFAC)
GFFP, along with Steering Committee members representing organizations like the Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, Arizona Dept. of Forestry & Fire Management, University of Arizona Agricultural Extension and the Pinetop Fire District have initiated a statewide Fire Adapted Communities Network.
The AZFAC Mission/Vision:
The Arizona Fire Adapted Communities learning network’s mission is to:
Support the creation of fire adapted communities that understand the beneficial role of fire on our landscapes, embrace responsibility for their risk, and take actions to protect the social, economic and ecological values threatened by wildfire.
Arizona Fire Adapted Communities learning network’s vision is to:
1. Expand the Arizona Fire Adapted Communities learning network’s reach and participation
throughout the State;
2. Elevate our collective ability to adapt community relationships to today’s dynamic fire issues;
3. Share best management practices; and
4. Create and share educational and networking opportunities.
See azfac.org for more information.
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