Sunday, July 27, 2014

Newsletter #42

Newsletter #41
  • Cohesive Strategy in Motion
  • Using Pinyon Juniper for Bio Char
  • Private Partnerships Winning at Reducing Risk
  • Thinking Outside the Box for LARGE Landscape Resiliency
  • $5.1 Million for Cohesive Strategy Implementation
  • 4FRI Gets $10 Million Boost
  • Creative Ways to Raise Awareness and Motivate Action in Communities

Newsletter #40 

  • 2015 Western Region Stakeholder Implementation Report is Out!
  • It's Not About Restoration Anymore, It's About Resilience
  • More Prescribed Fire in California 
  • Ashland Forest Resiliency Project Raises $5.64 Million for Treatment on Private Lands
  • Targeted Grazing Reduces Wildland Fire Risk
  • Engaging Communities with a Coloring Contest
  • Secretary Vilsack Not Mincing Words
  • USDA Initiative Improves Resiliency, Reduces Wildfire Threats through Local Partnerships
  • Resilience is Going to Happen, One Way or Another
  • FACNet Launches Updated Website and FAC Self Assessment Tool

Newsletter #39
  •  Call for Stories 
  • 2015 National Prescribed Fire Use Report Out
  • USDA Ends Fire Borrowing
  • Successful Statewide FAC Conference
  • Why Prescribed Fire? TREX Takes Advantage of the Opportunity
  • After 47 Years, Tom Harbour Looks Back...and Ahead
  • A Trusted Translator - The Role of Community Liaisons

Newsletter #38

  • Western Regional Strategy Committee Sets Aggressive Three Year Action Plan
  • Assessing Mitigation Effectiveness in the New Mexico WUI
  • Prescribed Fire Reducing Risk in Nebraska
  • Partnerships Leading to Great Success in North Central Idaho
  • Counties a Valuable Asset in Mitigating Wildfire Risk
  • Losing Homes to Wildfire is a Sociopolitical Problem
  • Innovative Approach Helping Communities in New Mexico
  • New Quick Guides to Help Communities

Newsletter #37

  • Wildland Fire Leadership Council Meets in DC
  • Collaboration Pays Off with Acres Treated and Training
  • Nevada Stakeholders Create Statewide Cohesive Strategy Effort
  • Fires of Change
  • Fire Adapted Communities in Colorado 
  • Multi-County Cohesive Strategy Initiative in Oregon
  • From Adversaries to Believers
  • Upcoming Learning Opportunities

Newsletter #36

  • Every Fire Put Out is a Problem Put Off
  • A Cohesive Strategy for the Future
  • CWPP Incorporates Cohesive Strategy
  • WRSC Partners Testify at US Senate Committee Hearing
  • Updated After the Wildfire Guide
  • Fire Provides Lessons on Value of Landscape Treatments 
  • Upcoming Learning Opportunities

Newsletter #35

  • WFLC Meets to Discuss National Priorities 
  • Resilience - A New Approach to Fighting Fire
  • Raising Wildfire Awareness by Marathon
  • Timber Industry & Environmentalists Agree
  • Fire Science Exchange Network  
  • Upcoming Learning Opportunities

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Newsletter #30

  • Ambitious New Partnership in California
  • Key Environmentalists Support Largest Restoration Effort in History
  • National Park Service Finalizes Five-Year Wildland Fire Plan
  • Post Fire Logging to Biomass in Hawaii
  • New Study Reveals Benefit of Post Fire Logging
  • Joint Chiefs Choose New Projects to Fund in 2015

Newsletter #29

  • Plumas Fire Safe Council and National Forest Aim for New Collaborative
  • Empowering Communities to Become More Fire Adapted
  • Utah BLM Treatments Work to Save Sage-Grouse Habitat
  • Community Assistance Grants Align with Cohesive Strategy
  • Recovery and Restoration in Colorado

Newsletter #28

  • Secretary Jewell signs Order for New Sagebrush and Rangelands Strategy
  • Long Term Thinning Pays Off in Arizona
  • Preparing for Next Fire Season in North Central Washington
  • University of Alaska Sponsors New Hand Crews

Newsletter #27

  • 2014 Fire Siege Video  
  • Cameras Spotting Wildfires in Lake Tahoe

  • CWPP Updates in Hawaii
  • Emissions and Smoke Web Portal
  • Council of Western State Foresters 2014 Accomplishment Report

Newsletter #26

  • 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 2014
  • Accounting for the true costs of wildfire

Newsletter #25

  • 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 of wildfire;
  • Prescribed Fire Councils host TREX trainings;
  • Karuk Tribe returns fire to the land through TREX training;
  • US Forest Service Partnership Guide for Tribal Governments.

Newsletter #24

  • TREX - Prescribed Fire Training Exchanges Reduce Fuels and Protect Communities;
  • Snag Canyon Shows Logging Can Help;
  • Wildfire Impacts on Hawaii's Coral Reefs;
  • Wildfire Partners Program for Defensible Space in Boulder County.

Newsletter #23

  • Study finds cost-share effective for motivating homeowners to create defensible space
  • Weaverville California, a fire adapted community survives the Oregon Fire
  • Oregon offers new class: Citizen Fire Academy
  • Klamath National Forest creates Hospital Liaison program
  • Study of western CWPPs finds room for improvement

Newsletter #22

  • New Mexico Protects Watersheds and Water with Fuel Treatments
  • Utah Develops Catastrophic Wildfire Reduction Strategy
  • Keep Oregon Green Kicks Off Football Themed Education Campaign
  • Arizona Manages Fire for Resource Benefit
  • San Diego Utility Pays for Helicopters for Firefighting

Newsletter #21

  • Smokejumpers job description with a video, 
  • Military surplus equipment program reinstated, 
  • 2013 NASF Communities at Risk report, 
  • How national fire policy affects small woodland owners, 
  • Wildfires & climate change video, 
  • Upcoming events.

Newsletter #20
  • California Adds National Guard Resources and 2 C-130J Tankers with MAFFS;
  • Videos on Prescribed Fire in Pacific Northwest and Oklahoma
  • Stephen Pyne essay Squaring the Triangle: Fire at San Carlos;
  • SAF Position Paper on Wildland Fire Management;
  • San Juan Fire Proves Forest Thinning Works;
  • Fire Management Today issue on Fire Adapted Communities

Newsletter #19
  • President Obama declares areas of Washington State a disaster area due to the Carlton Complex Fire;
  • Using Satellites, Lasers and Drones in Firefighting;
  • Landscape Resiliency One Year After the West Fork Complex Fire;
  • Juniper Wood Industry in Oregon (video);
  • "After the Fire" Toolkit;
  • Speakers Sought for 2015 Backyards & Beyond Conference.

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