Building Relationships – Fostering Collaboration

This Wildfire Awareness Month, we are encouraged by our on-the-ground Wildfire Community Preparedness Day projects, through a $10,000 award from the National Fire Protection Association® [...]



Wendie is the Special Projects Director for Coalitions & Collaboratives, Inc.  Her current focus is running the Community Wildfire Mitigation Best Practices training courses and assisting [...]


Trust for Public Land

We create parks and protect public land where they’re needed most so that everyone will have access to the benefits and joys of the outdoors for generations to come. The Conservation Finance [...]

James (Jimmy) White

James (Jimmy) White is a Cooperative Fire Protection Specialist with the Rocky Mountain Region, emphasizing in wildfire prevention and community wildfire mitigation. In addition, he supports [...]

Patrick Kieran

Patrick Kieran was born and raised in beautiful Vermont. He attended Unity College, in Unity, Maine and received a B.S. in Park Management. After working multiple years in park management with [...]

Chuck Altvater

I am a 21-year Veteran of the U.S. Army, where I served in a variety of roles within the Military Intelligence Corps, retiring with the rank o Sergeant First-Class, and having served as the SGM [...]

Julie Klett

Julie Klett joined FACO in spring of 2024 as the organization’s first Development Director.  Boasting over a decade of experience spearheading fundraising and communications initiatives for [...]

Steve Reeves

As a Watershed and Flood Protection Specialist at the Colorado Water Conservation Board, Steven Reeves plays a pivotal role in post-wildfire recovery and hazard mitigation. Prior to his current [...]

Empowering Wildfire Resilience: FACO Opportunity Funds’ Impact in 2023

The Fire Adapted Colorado Wildfire Resilience Opportunity Fund played a crucial role in supporting participants within the FACO network again in 2023. With the support of BLM Colorado, Colorado [...]

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