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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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…

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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…