Community Organizing for Fire Resilience

The following is a partial transcript of the “Pathways to Fire Resilience” webinar held on Oct. 3rd in lieu of an in-person Trees Foundation 30th Anniversary event, which was postponed due to COVID-19 concerns. Ali Freedlund was the first presenter, followed by Margo Robbins, Lenya Quinn-Davidson, Tim Bailey, Will Harling, and Cybelle Immitt. To view…

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California’s Prescribed Fire Movement: A Decade of Inspirational Change

The first California State-Certified Burn Boss class was hosted in Eureka in mid-May 2021.

By Lenya Quinn-Davidson, Area Fire Advisor, University of California Cooperative Extension, and Director, Northern California Prescribed Fire Council The following was transcribed from a presentation given on May 11, 2021, as part of the Western Klamath Restoration Partnership Fire Workshop. It has been edited for length. I was asked to talk a little bit today…

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Meet our New Fire Resilience Partners

SHFSC Tabling at Embracing Fire Day 2019

In recognition of fire management as a vital part of healthy land stewardship, Trees Foundation recently expanded to include the fire adaptation community in the grassroots environmental groups that are eligible to apply to become Trees Foundation Partners. We introduce our new Fire Resiliency partners on this page. Due to the urgent need many regional…

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Of Fire and Myth: Will Harling, Bigfoot, and the Power of Place

This story originally appeared on the Fire Adapted Communities Learning Network blog, at To have stories like this one on Fire Adaption delivered to your inbox weekly, visit By Lenya Quinn-Davidson I grew up in the heart of Bigfoot Country. Trinity County, California: a place where stories of Bigfoot encounters are common, even…

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No More Prescribed Fire Barriers: Lessons from Lamprey

Hayfork Creek, 1963. Close-up of Pacific lamprey moving up steep rocks at natural waterfall, pre-fish ladder. Photo provided by Damon Goodman, United States Fish and Wildlife Service

By Lenya Quinn-Davidson On a typical summer weekend in the late 1990s, you might have found me amid other teenagers, all lounging in the sun a few miles up the road from my house at one of our favorite swimming holes. At this place, the cool waters of Hayfork Creek tumble through a series of…

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PODs: A Solution to Fire in the Time of Climate Change

By Joseph Vaile, KS Wild While all of us are focused on the COVID-19 virus and the widespread impacts on our lives and communities, we know that fire season is looming on the horizon. While our lives feel at a total standstill, nature continues onward. Wildfire season will come this summer, and we will be…

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Changing the Fire Culture: Let’s be Provocative

By Lenya Quinn-Davidson This story originally appeared on the Fire Adapted Communities Learning Network blog. Visit https://fireadaptednetwork. org/changing-the-fire-culture-lets-beprovocative/ to access the original post. I love words. I love flowery, superfluous words; I love pithy, intense words; I love concise language, florid language, scientific language, love language—I love language. And I remember the moment I learned…

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