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Washington Fire Adapted Communities Learning Network

109 S 3rd Street Yakima, WA 98901

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109 S 3rd Street
WA 98901
  • Business wildfire resilience
  • Communications/outreach
  • Community Wildfire Protection Plans
  • Cultural burning
  • Firewise Communities / Defensible space
  • Fuels treatment / Prescribed fire
  • Watershed protection/management
  • Wildfire recovery

The Washington Fire Adapted Communities Learning Network (WAFAC), funded by the Bureau of Land Management, facilitates learning and provides a means to invest resources in model coordinating groups (“member organizations”) around Washington that are working to create fire adapted communities. The network convenes agencies, communities and expert staff members to accelerate FAC in Washington State.

Staff facilitate development of resources (financial and network infrastructure) that allow members to engage with other WAFAC participants, thereby increasing local capacity, and elevating our collective ability to adapt communities’ relationships to the complex fire issues we face.

Washington Business Resiliency Community of Practice

Three different Fire Adapted Community groups are working together on increasing business resiliency to wildfire and other revenue disrupting natural disasters. Members of the WAFAC (Okanogan County and Yakima County) are working with the Chumstick Wildfire Stewardship Coalition, the Washington Department of Commerce and the North Central Washington Economic Development district to better understand what it means to be fire adapted in the business environment.

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Washington Precribed Fire Council

The Washington Prescribed Fire Council is a collaborative group made up of federal, state, local, tribal, non-profit and private partners working together to advance the safe and responsible use of prescribed fire on the Washington landscape. Many of our landscapes need regular fire disturbance and fuel reduction to remain healthy, to support wildlife, and to keep our communities safe, especially at the wildland-urban interface. The Council recognizes the diverse interests, needs and challenges of prescribed fire practitioners across the state and as such is focused on increasing capacity for prescribed fire through training exchanges, networking, education and outreach.

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