FACO Spring Learning Exchange – May 14 & 15 2018

Learning Exchange: The Mitigation Professional.

Today and in the Future

What: A two-day learning exchange focused on sharing and learning about the Wildfire Mitigation professional’s duties, tactics, successes and failures.  As wildfire impacts continue to grow, a new profession is emerging.  The mitigation professional must understand social dynamics, policy and politics, funding, monitoring, forestry, watershed health, conflict resolution, contracting, and the science behind behavior change, to name but a few.  Gone are the days of working remotely amongst the trees – today the skills we must bring to the table are diverse and often in conflict – Policies may not align with forest health goals, residents desires may misalign with risk reduction activities, but somehow we have to work together to reduce our risk.  Join professionals from across the state as we share our practices and learn some new ones.

When: May 14 & 15, 2018

Who Is Invited: Professionals involved with wildfire adaptation within their community. Space is limited and preference will be given to FACO members.

Where: Colorado Springs (location TBD)

Cost: Free (A limited number of scholarships to cover travel costs are available).

Lodging and Food: FACO will secure a block of hotel rooms as well as a provide lunch and dinner on the 14th.

Help us Create the Agenda – A co-designed learning exchange will better meet the diverse needs of participants.  Please take the time to complete the survey, by following this link –

Pre-Registration (Complete the survey to let us know you are interested in attending): Please Complete the survey by March 15, 2018

We will have all of the details and registration available on March 20, 2018.

Questions? Please contact Nicole Reese:

970-305-3152 /