Monthly Archives: May 2014

Thoughts on Resiliency

Resiliency is something that I think we don’t talk about much in the wildland fire service, and it’s something I never really thought about until recently.  The Wildland Fire Leadership Development Program’s 2014 campaign is The Resilient Team, and I thought I’d write … Continue reading

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North to Alaska, Part Four: The Far North Shore

Above:  Mt. St. Elias and Yakutat Bay. Of all the places I visited during my two years living and working in Southeast, one of the most uniquely Alaskan feeling was Yakutat.  Most of Southeast, to me, felt like it’s own … Continue reading

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The Cost of Fire

As we rapidly head into fire season, I thought that maybe I’d write a bit about getting burnt out in fire, and the things we’re missing out on as a group.  Last year, for some reason I still haven’t figured … Continue reading

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North to Alaska, part three: Out Among ‘Em on PoW

Above:  MD500 on a logging road pickup spot on Prince of Wales, 2010. It’s safe to say that the job I had in Alaska was hands down one of the best jobs to have in the Forest Service if you’re … Continue reading

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North to Alaska, part two: Initial impressions and Ketchikan life

Above:  View down Cholmondeley Arm, on Prince of Wales Island in 2011. I’m not going to lie, I went into my Alaska experience not really knowing what I was getting into.  What I knew about Southeast Alaska was gleaned from … Continue reading

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