National Preparedness Month: Creating Defensible Space

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Defensible space diagram by CALFIRE With the increase in fires in the West, chances are a wildfire may come near your home. It is your responsibility to prepare and maintain the area around your home to reduce risk and create space to make it easier for fire crews to protect your home in case of…

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After the Fire to Make Presentation at the 2021 Colorado Wildland Fire Conference

Colorado Wildland Fire Conference

Molly Curley O’Brien After the Fire is proud to participate in the 2021 Colorado Wildland Fire Conference in Grand Junction, Colorado the week of September 20–23. This year’s event will focus on “Moving Forward in Evolving Wildfire Landscapes” and will bring together individuals and organizations with a focus on reducing community vulnerability to wildfire. After…

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National Preparedness Month: Assemble Your Go Bag

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After an emergency, you may need to survive on your own for several days. Being prepared means having your own food, water and other supplies to last for several days. A disaster supplies kit is a collection of basic items your household may need in the event of an emergency. Make sure your emergency kit is stocked with the…

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USDA to Invest $50 Million in New Cooperative Agreements for Racial Justice and Equity

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing up to $50 million in cooperative agreements to support historically underserved farmers and ranchers with climate-smart agriculture and forestry. The Racial Justice and Equity Conservation Cooperative Agreements are available to entities and individuals for two-year projects that expand the delivery of conservation assistance to beginning, limited resource, socially…

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Prepare for Disaster: Make an Emergency Plan for your Family

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Make a plan today. Your household may not be together if a disaster strikes, so it is important to know which types of disasters could affect your area. Know how you’ll contact one another and reconnect if separated. Establish a family meeting place that’s familiar and easy to find. Step 1: Put a plan together by discussing the questions below with…

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Budgets are a Statement of Values: How does the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act Value Wildfire Mitigation and Resilience? 

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On August 10th, the Senate passed, by a vote of 69-30, the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA).  The infrastructure package was the product of President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework and led by a bipartisan group of 22 Senators (National Governors Association).   The total cost of the bill is $1.2 trillion with $548 billion in new spending. The bill reauthorizes the…

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Tips and Tools for Combating Extreme Heat

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A Heat Emergency California is enduring one of the hottest summers on record, and climate change will make heat more extreme and frequent in coming years. Heat is deadly and responsible for the highest number of annual deaths among all natural hazards. Heat can also cause other disastrous conditions including power outages and poor air…

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North Bay Forest Improvement Program Application Clinic August 4, 2021

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Looking for assistance in applying to the North Bay Forest Improvement Program? Join us for a virtual application clinic to answer your questions about the program and application process. Applications for this round are due September 30, 2021. About the Forest Improvement Program: Rebuild NorthBay Foundation (RNBF), in partnership with the five Resource Conservation Districts (RCDs) of Sonoma,…

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USDA and After the Fire/Rebuild NorthBay Foundation and partners to leverage $4.9M in CA to implement land management practices

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USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and After the Fire/Rebuild NorthBay Foundation in partnership with local governments, NRCS, CAL FIRE, Clear Lake Environmental Resource Center (CLERC), and Resource Conservation Districts (RCD) from Colusa, Mendocino, Napa, Solano, Lake and Yolo Counties are leveraging $4.9M in CA to implement land management practices which minimize wildfire impacts. Our…

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