Battling the Peak 2 Fire near Breckenridge, CO in July 2017. Photo: Hugh Carey, summitdaily.com Summit County in Colorado has adopted new land-use regulations intended to reduce wildfire risk and made major updates to its Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP). “The Peak Two Fire was a sobering reminder of how real the threat of..
The late LaVerne Glaze, a Karuk basket weaver, harvesting willow, overlooking the Klamath River. Photo: Frank Lake, USDA Forest Service and Karuk Tribe. Bill Tripp, Karuk Tribal member and Deputy Director of Eco-Cultural Revitalization for the Tribe’s Department of Natural Resources shares his experiences in a recent FAC Network blog with using Traditional Ecological Knowledge to..
Photo by McNair Evans At the recent Cohesive Strategy meeting in New Mexico, I heard several of our members say the time has come for people to understand that there is no longer a “no-fire” option. Equally as true, there is no “no-smoke” option either. In a recent article by Zach St. George, he shares a..
Dave Lasky, now a module lead at Gravitas Peak Wildland Fire Module. Photo: Mike Caggiano, Colorado State University. In the FAC Net’s new blog series, Fantastic Failures, Dave Lasky bravely shares the painful lessons learned from his experiences with pre-fire mitigation efforts and the devastating 2010 Four Mile Canyon Fire on Colorado’s Front Range…
Photo by Matt Howard Bob Roper, retired Nevada State Forester and retired Ventura County Fire Chief has put his 40+ years of experience on the table in his recent essay: Wildfires – The Answer. Jim Peterson, the editor of Evergreen Magazine calls it, “a brutally honest assessment of the underlying and still unresolved problems associated..