​​​​​The Fire Learning Network (FLN) engages dozens of multi-agency, community-based projects to accelerate the restoration of landscapes that depend on fire to sustain native plant and animal communities. By restoring this balance, the ecological, economic and social values of the landscapes can be maintained, and the threat of catastrophic wildfire can be reduced. Collaborative planning, implementation, adaptive management and the sharing of lessons learned are at the core of the FLN. Workshops, peer learning and innovative fire training through Prescribed Fire Training Exchanges​ (TREX) are just a few of the mechanisms the network uses.

While FLN projects have often worked from the wildlands in toward human communities, the new Fire Adapted Communities Learning Network​—based on the FLN model—works from communities outward into the surrounding landscape.  Participants in these complementary networks all have a common desire to learn, as well as to share their results and insights with one another to overcome barriers to sustainable and integrated ecological, economic and social solutions.
To stay up to date with network activities, subscribe to the FLN Networker e-newsletter (email lrank @ tnc.org) and to the FAC Learning Network blog (http://fireadaptednetwork.org/blog/).

 

See a current map of the FLN ​or a map of the FLN / FAC Net / TREX / IPBN and a page with links to information about regional networks and landscapes in the network.

Check out the video from the Southern Blue Ridge FLN "What is the Fire Learning Network?" Eight members and partners talk about what it means to them.

Search an archive of FLN products from landscapes and partnerships around the country.

Search the library of FLN publications or check out the index to FLN Notes from the Field for brief illustrated accounts.

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The Fire Learning Network, launched in 2002, is a joint project of The Nature Conservancy, the USDA Forest Service and several agencies of the U.S. Department of the Interior (Bureau of Indian Affairs, Bureau of Land Management, Fish & Wildlife Service and National Park Service).  

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