Annual Fire Adapted Nevada Partnership Conference
The Fire Adapted Nevada Partnership holds an annual conference for members, cooperators, supporters, and the public. The conference typically includes and educational program, networking opportunities, business meeting, advisory board meeting and other events. Please read below for information on current and past conferences.
6th Annual Conference
Nevada Division of Forestry's Fire Adapted Nevada Initiative partnered with the University of Nevada, Reno Extension’s Living With Fire Program to present the final Nevada Network of Fire Adapted Communities Summit on December 3, 2020. The theme for the summit was:
Jack Cohen, PhD. Research Physical Scientist – U.S. Forest Service Research, retired Missoula, Montana delivered the Keynote at the summit titles, “Framing the Problem of Community Destruction during Extreme Wildfires”
Morning Workshop - “Navigating Your Fire Adaptation Journey: How to combine tools and resources from national partners to support your work”
Participants learned how fire adaptation programs can be used together to benefit their community’s wildfire risk reduction efforts. This workshop provides an overview of some of the established national programs designed to assist local communities with wildfire preparedness, including the Ready, Set, Go! (RSG) Program, Firewise USA®, Fire Adapted Communities Learning Network (FAC Net) and will feature stories from practitioners about how they’ve used these programs and resources in their communities.
Afternoon Workshop - “Multiplying Wildfire Adaptation Efforts Through Neighborhood Volunteers”
Participants gained an understanding of how to build local capacity to strengthen fire adaptation. This workshop delved into the Fire Adapted Communities Ambassador/Firewise USA® Site leaders program and help communities develop a plan to capitalize on local professional assets that can support neighborhood volunteers. Participants learned how to assess their “enabling conditions” to learn how a volunteer approach can work to overcome existing hurdles.