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The Fire Adapted Colorado network is in full swing this September, with the Colorado Wildland Fire Conference Planning Team working hard on the 2023 CWFC; our membership renewals almost complete (you know who you are); our websites under redesign to be more user friendly and sport a new look with a member logo poll underway on Podio; the hiring process well underway for a Training Specialist; and our first ever Social Network Analysis survey. If you are a FACO network member who receives the survey request, I sincerely hope you'll make time in the coming week to fill it out, after which point you'll start getting reminder emails.

Our survey, follow up interviews, and ripple effects mapping are vital to capturing and depicting FACO's impact. The research team from the Ohio State University will also be helping us track down some stories where FACO connections and resources have made a difference to the success of your mitigation work because we know members have borrowed content, adopted new tools, modified tactics, and launched whole programs based on knowledge and resource sharing through FACO.



Arkansas River Watershed Collaborative's Margaret Strozyk and  Carrie Adair with San Carlos Ranger District Ranger  Destiny Chapman in Cuchara, CO

SPAWP Collaborative Efforts Address Wildfire Risk

FACO network members, the Spanish Peaks Alliance for Wildfire Protection (SPAWP) hosted a Summer Community Education and Training Program, including a community-wide meeting on August 27th, at the Cuchara Community Center in Cuchara Village, with multiple partners, including ARWC. Read the full story here.


Vegetation Type Conversion in the US Southwest (webinar)

September 21, 2022,  12:00 PM - Ecosystems of the western U.S. are experiencing vegetation type conversions (VTC) in response to land-use change, climate warming, and their interactive effects with wildland fire. This presentation discusses VTC challenges, management responses, and outcomes from the collective experience of managers, scientists, and practitioners across the southwestern US. Register here.

Regulating the WUI in Colorado (webinar)

Monday, November 7th, 10:00-11:30 AM - The  Community Wildfire Planning Center and Fire Adapted Colorado, will bring you a discussion of regulations as a tool for reducing wildfire risk and showcasing how three jurisdictions in Colorado—the City of Colorado Springs, Eagle County, and Ouray County—have taken different yet successful approaches to local adoption of wildfire regulations. APA Continuing Education credits are in the works. Registration details to be announced soon.

Assessing Structure Ignition Potential
November 9 & 10, Grand Junction, CO - CSFS, Grand Junction Fire, and FACO are working together to bring this vital Home Ignition Zone training to Colorado professionals this fall. Registration details to be announced soon. You can reply to this email with your interest so you get details as soon as they're available.


USFS Prescribed Fire Resumes: September 8, 2022 - USDA Forest Service Chief Randy Moore presents a statement announcing actions the Forest Service will take to resume its prescribed fire program safely and effectively after completion of its 90-day national review.
Weigh In: IAFC Evacuation Planning Survey

IAFC is working to make the RSG evacuation resource into a dynamic web-based evacuation planning tool. The goal of this survey is to gather information as a precursor to a more in-depth assessment that will allow IAFC to connect users to existing technology and tools.

2022 Colorado Fire Commission Annual Report

Colorado Fire Commission’s Third Annual Report, pursuant to Colorado Revised Statute § 24-33.5-1233, has been released. The report summarizes the activities and accomplishments of the Commission since 2021. 

Marshall Fire Unified Research Survey Wave 1 Report

The Colorado School of Public Health shares the summarized report of participants surveyed after the Marshall Fire. Respondents showed strong support for policies strengthening emergency response protocols (91% in favor), and for implementing a disaster recovery plan for future disasters (95% in favor) Respondents also believe that wildfire risks in their community need to be reassessed (93% in favor). You can view their presentation to DOLA here.


Colorado Wildfire Mitigation Funding Opportunities

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TechSoup Disaster Planning and Recovery Guide

Whether an earthquake, wildfire, hurricane, or human-caused calamity, a disaster can seriously impact your organization's operations. "The Resilient Organization," developed with the Center for Disaster Philanthropy, is a holistic guide to IT disaster planning and recovery in three sections.
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