How does your community recover from severe disaster and build resilience? James Gore, County Supervisor in Sonoma County, California is leading the charge towards building resilient counties following devastating wildfires. The 2017 fires left the Santa Rosa area war-torn and shattered but not defeated. As Supervisor Gore describes in this short video, the county “jumped into action” during..
As part of our new working group examining the issues around post fire impacts, we are uncovering a variety of methods by which states and communities are addressing these sometimes catastrophic incidents. In New Mexico, stakeholders have been facing severe post fire impacts and long-term recovery efforts for decades. New Mexico State Forestry, in partnership..
At our fall 2018 strategic planning meeting, members of the Western Regional Strategy Committee (WRSC) agreed to launch three work groups to address significant issues surfacing across the West. The WRSC is in a unique position as convener, facilitator and influencer that can assist in connecting stakeholders, delivering information, pushing messages and elevating issues to the..