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 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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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

Thursday, January 27, 9:00 – 10:00 AM Pacific Time, via ZOOM Please Register To Attend! Click to register in advance for this meeting After registering, you will receive a confirmation…

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Happy Holidays from After the Fire! Simply Remembering Our 12 Favorite Things in 2021

Wishing you and yours all the beauty of this magical holiday season! “Thank you for your support of our evolution in 2021 to meet the needs of wildfire survivors. Please…

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After the Fire Delegation Zooms to DC to Meet with Electeds Regarding Wildfire

During the fall of 2021, After the Fire hosted an ongoing virtual advocacy delegation of local elected officials, non-profit leaders, and community members to meet with our country’s senators and…

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ONLINE EVENT: How to Plan for Rebuilding after Wildfire, and Practical Tips for Selecting a Builder

Tuesday, December 14, 10:00-11:00 AM Pacific Time, via ZOOM Please Register To Attend! Click to register in advance for this meeting After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing…

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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…