Newsletter #26

As always, the Newsletter is packed with greatness!  Check it out here!  Strategizing to protect greater sage grouse habitat in the Great Basin   Western Regional Strategy Committee meets and agrees on aggressive implementation plans for 2015 Flagstaff Wildfire Cost Avoidance Study justifies fuel treatments to protect watersheds Forest Service exceeds land restoration goals for..

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Counties are the Link

Every fire happens in a county.  In terms of community resiliency, county commissioners are in the unique position to convene conversations between residents, stakeholders, landowners and land managers BEFORE fires occur to reduce the impacts, and improve response and recovery of communities.  County Commissioners are generally regarded as trusted and respected leaders. They can assume..

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Got to spend some valuable time this week interacting with communications and information folks learning about Joint Information Systems and Joint Information Centers.   Joint = Collaborative!The Queens of Information (in my opinion…) Kris Eriksen and Laura McConnell described these systems as collaborative agreements between groups (that don’t give up any of their organizational roles..

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It’s Friday, and I’m looking back over the last couple of weeks and noticing the excitement that’s building for implementing the tenets of the Cohesive Strategy across the West.  I attended the Wildland Fire Leadership Council (WFLC) meeting in Washington, DC last week where I witnessed a refreshed level of enthusiasm about the future outlook..

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Newsletter #25

No shortage of collaborative behaviors leading to success in Newsletter #25!  Stories in this issue: Tripod Fire Study finds fuel treatments affect burn severity even decades after treatment; Lake Tahoe Basin Fuel Reduction and Wildfire Prevention Strategy 2014 update, plus BAER team assesses King Fire site – Youtube video on hydrophobic soils; The emotional impacts..

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