Our Programs

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    • Models for economic resilience
    • Forest and vegetation management project administration
    • Advocacy
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    • Peer-to-peer wildfire survivor network
    • Coaching communities to navigate wildfire recovery
    • Advocacy
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    • Informing research and prototyping innovations
    • Sharing best practices
    • Advocacy

Rebuild NorthBay Foundation (RNBF), in partnership with the five Resource Conservation Districts (RCDs) of Sonoma, Mendocino, Lake, and Napa counties and Clear Lake Environmental Research Center, is offering the North Bay Forest Improvement Program to forest landowners across the four-county North Bay region.  This pilot program is made possible thanks to $5M in funding via a CALFIRE Wildfire Resilience and Forestry Assistance grant. Read more about this program.

Program News

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North Bay Forest Improvement Program 2021 – 2022 Summary

  The North Bay Forest Improvement Program (NBFIP) is now two years into a multi-year process. As an organization we are very proud of this program, which started as an…

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The Milestones in the Long Term Recovery from Wildfire

Anyone who has experienced wildfire understands the road to recovery after is long and complex both for individual survivors, but for the community as a whole as well. Our Wildfire…

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When I Hike, I’d Like To See Evidence of Prescribed Burning

by Rosa Brandt, Program Associate, After the Fire USA   Back in June I spent a Saturday hiking up Hood Mountain, a 2,733-foot peak along the Sonoma Valley. The trail…

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The Necessity of the North Bay Forest Improvement Program

As the weather gets warmer and drier and we head quickly into the midst of wildfire season, it is a fitting time to highlight the importance of vegetation management. It…

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ONLINE EVENT: Organizing Your Neighborhood for Wildfire Preparedness with COPE

Hear how one community in the Wildland Urban Interface started organizing residents to prepare for disaster, and a few years later has built on that foundation to advocate, organize and…

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ONLINE EVENT: Fund Development and Wildfire Recovery: Perspectives and Strategies from Two Community Foundations in Northern California

Thursday, June 9, 2022 10:00 – 11:00 AM Pacific Time Via Zoom – Please register at the button link below. This meeting will be recorded. If you pre-register we will…

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Contractor Concerns about Cashflow in the Marshall Fire Rebuild: Q & A with the HBA of Metro Denver

About this Meeting After the Fire USA Zoom meeting with the Home Builders Association of Metro Denver, to discuss concerns about cashflow during the rebuild, and factors that influence the…

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May is Wildfire Preparedness Month

Prepare Your Home May is National Wildfire Preparedness month, and there are so many things to do now to reduce risk and ensure safety when the next red flag day…

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After the Fire Provides Backbone Leadership and Support for North Bay Forest Improvement Program’s Success

In the Fall, After the Fire had the chance to present at the 2021 Colorado Wildland Fire Conference on the North Bay Forest Improvement Program. It was as successful discussion…

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Ranchland, Cattle and Wildfire: A Report from the Rancher’s Wildfire Field Day

Early on a Friday morning the drive up the winding road to the UC Sierra Foothill Research and Extension Center (SFREC) took me past lush pastures and tangled oak trees.…

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ONLINE EVENT: Know Your Options: Making Sound Home Finance Decisions After Wildfire

Listen to the Recording of this Meeting Listen to the Recording of this Meeting This session will be recorded and the video will be posted our YouTube Channel About this…

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ONLINE EVENT: Managing Effective Communications with the Community As You Rebuild

This session was recorded and the video is posted our YouTube Channel View this information on our Events Calendar About this Meeting Managing effective communications is difficult during normal times,…