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Before the Fire: Resilience Projects

BUILDING RESILIENCE BEFORE DISASTER STRIKES

Our BEFORE THE FIRE programs are grounded in the belief that RESILIENCE against fire is the best way to MITIGATE fire risk & RECOVER better.

There is much work to be done to build strong models and innovative tools for ECONOMIC, ENVIRONMENTAL and COMMUNITY resilience. 

Current Projects

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Reducing risks and promoting forest health on private forested land

North Bay Forest Improvement Program

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Promoting vegetation management for resilience

Building Fire Resilience in California's Coast Range Forests and Grasslands

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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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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…

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

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…

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Tips and Tools for Combating Extreme Heat

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…

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North Bay Forest Improvement Program Application Clinic August 4, 2021

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…

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North Bay Program Leverages Revolving Loan Funds to Help Landowners with Forest Management

by Molly Curley O’Brien Across the State of California, 40% of forest lands are privately owned, however the percentage is much higher in the North Bay. Take Sonoma County for…

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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

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…