HOW WE WORK
The work of the Fire Networks centers the people who are creating change on the ground. We know that when we empower local people to navigate their own pathways toward a better relationship with fire, they do. We invest in local fire practitioners and community leaders, connecting them with others, and with programs, training, tools and resources that they can use to help their communities and landscapes live better with fire. We also amplify these local solutions and approaches, sharing them with decision-makers and other place-based leaders.
We work through four interconnected strategies to build trust-based relationships. We deliver project funding, training and workforce development, and connections to hundreds of organizations and leaders in places across the U.S. We support community orgnizing and action, experiential training, the spread of ideas and innovations, and mentoring and leadership development, and create feedback loops between the people on the ground and decision-makers at state and national scales.