The Nevada Network of Fire Adapted Communities is funded by the Bureau of Land Management and the USDA-U.S. Forest Service. The Network educates communities, stakeholders, residents, local governments and other cooperators about the wildfire threat and fire adapted community concepts. The Network connects Nevada communities with resources to complete wildfire hazard planning (CWPPs and Risk Assessments), prioritized fuel reduction project lists, and grant funding opportunities.
The Nevada Network of Fire Adapted Communities’ mission is to foster the wide spread occurrence of Fire Adapted Communities where Nevadans living with the threat of wildfire fully prepare themselves, their homes, and the landscape where they reside to survive the destructive force of wildfire.
Several objectives guide the Nevada Network of Fire Adapted Communities:
– Secure hazard fuels and wildfire planning funding for Nevada communities
– Ensure wildfire is publicly recognized as a leading public health and safety threat
– Help communities create collaborative teams for fuel mitigation and wildfire planning
– Estalish the current level of risk of wildfire to communities and take action to reduce those risks
-Mobilize communities to act and help to connect community leaders and residents with resources to address the treat of wildfire
The Nevada Network is governed by an Advisory Board that guides the development, strategic plan, and implementation of the Network. The board is made up of appointed representatives from the BLM, USFS, Nevada Division of Forestry, and many other stakeholder organizations. Elected community representatives from western, southern, and northern Nevada also serve on the Advisory Board.
Michael S. Beaudoin, the Network Coordinator, is based in the Nevada Division of Forestry’s Carson City office.