Monday, September 14, 2015

Preparing for Resilience in Washington

Fuels reduction efforts in Washington. Photo: Mary Sutton Carruthers
Washingtonians are realizing that there is a collective and individual responsibility to increase the resiliency of communities, forests, grasslands, and the ability to proactively live with wildfire. They also realize that this type of disaster resilience is built at the community scale. 
The Washington Fire Adapted Communities effort was launched earlier this year and provides member communities with resources to engage with other WAFAC participants so that they can share information, resources and lessons learned. Learning networks connect and support people and organizations that are leaders in their communities, passionate problem solvers and want to share what makes a difference with the goal of accelerating existing and developing new approaches to preparing before, during and after wildfire.  Read more here.

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