Wildland Fire News

A selection of news releases and stories related to wildland fire management. For details about ongoing wildfires, visit the National Interagency Fire Center.

Connecting with communities (fireadaptednetwork.org)


The Fire Adapted Communities Learning Network interviews Susie Kocher, Forestry & Natural Resources Advisor for the University of California Cooperative Extension, to learn more about her role connecting community members to research-based information and education about forest and fire management.

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Hold & improve: balancing risk to fight fire during a pandemic


Fighting wildfires during a pandemic seems a little like the paradox of an unstoppable force meeting an immovable object. Wildfires and a virus as two forces of nature putting first responders in an impossible situation. But focusing on this stark choice of dueling threats tends to obscure one of humankinds’ greatest gifts: flexibility. Our ability to react and adapt, making small changes to our routines so we bend instead of breaking.

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'Mantén Viva la Llama' - 'Keep the Flame Alive!' (www.nps.gov)


Mantén Viva la Llama' - 'Keep the Flame Alive!’ describes the theme of the Spanish Language Training Exchange (TREX) held near Santa Fe, New Mexico in October of 2019. The two week TREX program brings diverse fire practitioners from many Spanish speaking countries, including Argentina, Bolivia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, and Spain, together to build skills in prescribed fire, fire management, and fire ecology.

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