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Posted August 11, 2014
The August 8, 2014, edition of the Western Regional Strategy Committee eNewsletter is posted! This edition features stories about California Adds National Guard Resources, Videos on Prescribed Fire Benefit, the "Box and Burn" Paradigm, SAF Position on Wildland Fire Management, and the San Juan Fire Proves Forest Thinning Works.
Posted August 1, 2014
Fire Adapted Communities Fuels treatments on public property around at-risk communities will be of limited value if private property owners do not create defensible space or use fire-resistant building materials. See this as well as other fire management stories in the latest Fire Mangement Today.
Posted July 25, 2014
The July 11, 2014, edition of the Western Regional Strategy Committee eNewsletter is posted! This edition features stories about the Emergency declaration for Washington Fires; satellites, lasers, and drones gather information about wildfires; landscape resiliency; juniper wood industry; "After Wildfire" Guide; and the 2015 Backyards & Beyond Conference.
Posted July 17, 2014
The Fire Adapted Communities Coalition has published the “Guide to Fire Adapted Communities”. This is a go-to reference that explains the concept of fire-adapted communities, and draws from experiences of real communities and from wildfire science to explain the steps to wildfire preparedness. Adapting a community to wildland fire requires deliberate and sustained collaboration among community and fire management leaders. Collaboration can build partnerships, solve difficult problems, and resolve conflicts. Chapter 5 clearly explains how the groups in a fire-adapted community can work collectively to reduce ignition risks to landscapes and the built environment.
Posted July 17, 2014
Communities prepare for wildfire, but how prepared are they to deal with the after effects of wildfire - such as post-fire flooding and erosion - which can cause more destruction than the fire itself? New Mexico State Forestry and partner agencies have created an online guide that offers information on mobilizing the community, agencies and organizations to contact for help, the effectiveness and application of post-fire land stabilization treatments, flood information, and more. The Guide is designed to be used as a website (each page is printable) and has hyperlinks to many additional resources. Much of the Guide, particularly the section on post-fire stabilization techniques, is useful information for people in other western states.
Posted July 11, 2014
The July 11, 2014, edition of the Western Regional Strategy Committee eNewsletter is posted! This edition features stories about the East Face Forest Restoration Project, New Mexicon creates "After Wildfire" Guide, memories of South Canyon and Yarnell hill Fires, and California facing driest fire season.