Fire Adapted Communities Learning Network
We need a new approach to fire management in the US. Michelle, as the Director of the Fire Adapted Communities Learning Network (FAC Net), is working with leaders across the country to develop and implement new ways of relating to and managing fire. Together, FAC Net members are investing in place-based solutions to build community resilience and reduce fire risk, expanding who uses fire to restore landscapes, and addressing the systemic barriers to this decentralized approach. FAC Net is stewarded by The Nature Conservancy and The Watershed Center and supported by the US Forest Service and Departments of Interior. Michelle has been working with FAC Net since its launch in 2013. She is inspired by the work that communities are doing to redefine their relationships with fire, and is excited to be working in support of these efforts. Michelle manages the operations of the FAC Net and works with her colleagues and network members to set strategic direction for fire adaptation efforts across the US. Michelle has expertise in network design and workshop facilitation; one of her favorite parts of working with FAC Net is supporting state and regional leaders in launching network-based approaches to wildfire resilience. Michelle has a background in studio art and English, and has over fifteen years of experience coordinating networks and providing communications and development services to non-profits. She enjoys backpacking, kayaking, local history and connecting with people who are passionate about place.
Wednesday, November 4, 2020