Nevada Network of Fire Adapted Communities Summit 2020November 5th, 2020
"Creating the Toolbox for a Fire Adapted Nevada"
The Network's First Virtual Summit
9:00 - Welcome and Agenda Review
9:20 - Opening Remarks from Senator Catherine Cortez Masto
9:40 - Introducing Fire Adapted Nevada
10:00 - Keynote: "Framing the Problem of Community Destruction during Extreme Wildfires"
10:45 - Break
11:00 - Morning Workshop: "Navigating Your Fire Adaptation Journey: How to combine tools and resources from national partners to support your work"
- Michelle Medley-Daniel, Director - Fire Adapted Communities Learning Network
- Jenn Dietz, Program Manager - Ready, Set, Go!
- Megan Fitzgerald-McGowan, Program Manager - Firewise USA®
12:15 - Lunch
1:30 - Afternoon Workshop: "Multiplying Wildfire Adaptation Efforts Through Neighborhood Volunteers"
Participants will leave with an understanding of how to build local capacity to strengthen fire adaptation. This workshop will delve 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 will learn how to assess their “enabling conditions” to learn how a volunteer approach can work to overcome existing hurdles.
Presenter: Rebecca Samulski, Executive Director - Fire Adapted Colorado