Our Programs

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BEFORE THE FIRE

    • Models for economic resilience
    • Forest and vegetation management project administration
    • Advocacy
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COMMUNITY TO COMMUNITY

    • Peer-to-peer wildfire survivor network
    • Coaching communities to navigate wildfire recovery
    • Advocacy
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RESILIENCE AND RECOVERY TECHNOLOGY

    • Informing research and prototyping innovations
    • Sharing best practices
    • Advocacy
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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 three-year pilot program is made possible thanks to $1.5M in Proposition 68 funding awarded via a CALFIRE Wildfire Resilience and Forestry Assistance grant. Read more about this program.

Program News

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North Bay Area’s Two New Firefighter Workforce Training Programs May Create More Promising Career Pathways for Future Firefighters

by Emily Irving After a downward surge of projected careers in the firefighting industry, there is a dire need to bring in a new generation of future firefighters. But with…

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The wildfire firefighting workforce: Is there a scarcity of trained firefighters to meet current needs?

by Emily Irving It is a worry some may not want to think about. The 2021 fire season has already led to three of the largest California wildfires on record.…

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ONLINE EVENT: Ready for Rain – Land Care After Wildfire

Thursday, October 28, 10:00-11:00 AM Pacific Time, via ZOOM   This session was recorded, and the video is posted on our YouTube Channel View this information on our Events Calendar…

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Remembrance and the Path Forward

Today marks four years since our lives and landscape changed in a megafire that swept across four counties for 23 days, destroying nearly 9,000 structures, and claiming 43 lives. Remembrance…

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National Preparedness Month: Creating Defensible Space

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…

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Commissioner Lara protects insurance coverage for 325,000 Northern California wildfire survivors

Announcement from the California Department of Insurance Mandatory one-year moratorium prevents homeowner insurance cancellations and non-renewals following an emergency declaration SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara today ordered insurance companies…

Colorado Wildland Fire Conference

After the Fire to Make Presentation at the 2021 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…

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ONLINE EVENT: Solving for Toilets in Wildfire Rebuilding and Recovery

View the Recording   Friday, September 24, 10:00-11:30 AM Pacific Time, via ZOOM Considerations for Non-Septic, Non-Sewer Alternative Toilets in Rebuild Areas What innovations in alternative toilet designs and technologies…

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Community to Community Advice: First Steps After a Fire – Part 1

For All Total Loss and Partial Loss Fire Survivors Immediately After You Lose Your Home, or the Use of Your Home, after a Fire Ensure the safety of yourself, your…

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National Preparedness Month: Assemble Your Go Bag

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…

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

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…

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Prepare for Disaster: Make an Emergency Plan for your Family

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…