Fire Adapted Colorado is an independent non-profit organization closely associated and born out of the Fire Adapted Communities Learning Network (FAC Net), a national network of people working to build wildfire resilience capacity in wildfire-prone communities.

Designed by mitigation specialists and incorporated as a nonprofit in 2015, we believe in connecting, empowering, supporting, and valuing the mitigation specialists who are actively pursuing community and residential mitigation strategies, landscape treatments, post-wildfire recovery efforts, watershed protection treatments and other efforts across the state.

Building relationships that support the collaborative efforts of these and other partners to create better wildfire outcomes for Colorado communities and landscapes, is a key component of transformational social networks, such as Fire Adapted Colorado (FACO), that act as a connecting force in Colorado.

Colorado’s state-wide network for Wildfire Resilience

In an era where wildfires are outpacing efforts, Fire Adapted Colorado (FACO), is dedicated to supporting Colorado’s wildfire resilience professionals.

Designed by mitigation specialists, FACO leverages connections to improve the performance and results of its members representing wildfire councils, watershed and fireshed  collaboratives, fire departments and districts; and county/local governments working on fire adaptation in their communities.

FACO collaborates with many state and federal agency partners, research and science groups and other non-profits, who are valued for working on an aspect of community wildfire adaptation with our state-wide network.

MISSION

Connecting and empowering wildfire resilience leaders to improve wildfire outcomes in Colorado communities and landscapes.


 VISION

Fire Adapted Colorado (FACO) provides a statewide platform for information sharing and forward-thinking discussion as related to wildfire issues. FACO acts as a connecting force that works with a collective voice, aimed at creating safer and more resilient communities living with the threat of wildfire.

VALUES

Collaboration


We believe in innovation, the implementation of science-based best practices, and in helping one another to achieve results. Our partners and members voluntarily share knowledge, processes, connections, and resources with others in the network to improve outcomes across Colorado communities. Building relationships that support the collaborative efforts of these and other partners to create better wildfire outcomes for Colorado communities and landscapes, is a key component of transformational social networks, such as Fire Adapted Colorado (FACO), that act as a connecting force in Colorado.

Knowledge


We believe in leveraging the collective knowledge within our network to accelerate action in every Colorado community. We provide educational opportunities through the Colorado Wildland Fire Conference, Learning Exchanges, Workshops, Training Opportunities, Webinars, Mentorship and Peer to Peer Engagement. We also publish a monthly newsletter, hold bi-monthy network member calls, and share resources and other information through social media and through the Fire Adapted Colorado Network YouTube Channel.

Environment (Sustainability)


Wildfires are an observable consequence of an increasingly arid American West and there is an increasing consensus that communities need to adapt to, and learn to coexist with wildfire. We believe that Colorado communities must work together to increase the pace and scale of community wildfire mitigation, risk reduction and watershed protection; while preparing for wildfire and reducing the wildfire threat to homes in their communities.

Resiliency


We believe in perseverance to increase the scale and impact of actions that create safer and more resilient communities living with the threat.

 

 

 

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Fire Adapted Colorado founded the Colorado Wildland Fire Conference in 20xx. The conference is geared toward professionals working proactively to improve wildfire outcomes in Colorado communities and landscapes such as Mitigation Specialists, Emergency Managers, Firefighters, Researchers, Foresters, Developers and Policy Makers. Anyone wishing to learn more about how they can reduce their community’s vulnerability to wildfire is welcome to attend.