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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.
Posted June 27, 2014
The June 27, 2014, edition of the Western Regional Strategy Committee eNewsletter is posted! This edition features stories about new air tankers, sage-grouse habitat policy, prescribed burning video, funds for prevention, and the recent Fire Adapted Communities meeting in Colorado Springs.
COMMUNITY LIAISON PROGRAMS, What They Are and How They Work
Will Harling, Salmon River Community Liaison coordinating with Adrienne Harling, Community Member, Butler Incident, August 2013. Photo by Al Storey.
Posted June 24, 2014
The latest Cohesive Strategy Digest and Quick Guide are available. The Cohesive Strategy Digest brings together lessons learned from similar projects, identifying themes common to success.The Quick Guide summarizes what those who have “been there and done that” learned and want to pass on to other people working on similar Cohesive Strategy projects.
The first issue of the Digest and the Quick Guide features Community Liaison Programs (CLPs), formal arrangements between communities and wildland fire management agencies.
Posted June 18, 2014
The June 14, 2014, edition of the Western Regional Strategy Committee eNewsletter is posted! This edition features stories about the recent Western Governors Association meeting, social media, Clearwater Basin Collaborative, and the National Bronze Smokey Bear Award.