Research: Tensions Resolving for Rangeland Fire Groups/Agencies in Pacific Northwest
~ lead author Emily Jane Davis
TREX Trainings Support Capacity for Safe, Effective, Controlled Burns
It’s imperative that we safely increase the area treated with controlled burns. One of the primary barriers to conducting more burns is a shortage of qualified personnel.
The Nature Conservancy and the Fire Learning Network are using the TREX model throughout the US to train more fire practitioners – directly implementing the Cohesive Strategy to support Safe, Effective Wildfire Response and create Resilient Landscapes.
“Wildfire Defense Act” introduced for consideration in California
~ CA Rep Jared Huffman
The bill, which supports Fire Adapted Communities and Safe, Effective Wildfire Response, would authorize $1 billion per year to support 15 actions including:
- Improving evacuations and access for first responders
- Addressing the specific needs of vulnerable populations, including the elderly and those with disabilities
- Increasing the resiliency of critical infrastructure and homes
Get the details on www.insurancenews.net
After Fire: Landscape Toolkit for The Southwest
Unique Tours Allow Residents and Others to Experience Prescribed Fire
~ Alex Graf, Montezuma/Dolores County Coordinator, Wildfire Adapted Partnership
To give local residents, stakeholders, and land and water managers a better understanding of what’s happening on the ground during a prescribed fire, Montezuma/Dolores County Wildfire Adapted Partnership and Fire Adapted Colorado arranged educational tours in coordination with the US Forest Service. Increasing the use of prescribed fire, under the right conditions, is one of the management options in the Cohesive Strategy to achieve the goal of Creating Resilient Landscapes and protecting communities.
Read more on the Fire Adapted Colorado blog
December 3-4, 2019 Wyoming Prescribed Fire Council Meeting Cody, WY.
December 13, 2019 Prescribed Fire on Private Lands Workshop Forest Ranch, CA.
December 17-18 2019 Collaborative Forest Restoration Program Annual Workshop Albuquerque, MN.
April 9, 2020 Pacific Northwest Forest Collaborative Workshop Hood River, OR.
April 6-8, 2020 After The Flames: Conference and Workshop Tahoe City, CA.
April 15-16, 2020 Colorado Wildland Fire ConferenceGrand Junction, CO.
October 26-30, 2020 4th Annual Cohesive Strategy Workshop Asheville, NC.