FACT – Fire Adapted Community Trout Lake

Fire Adapted Community Trout Lake (FACT) is a community-led group that strives to raise awareness and increase knowledge about wildfire risk and preparedness, and guide the Trout Lake community to become resilient to wildfire. The FACT committee consists of Bob Jolley (Trout Lake Fire Commissioner); Jim White (retired silviculturist); Sharon Frazey (Washington DNR); Daina Bambe (Trout Lake Community Council); and Lucas King (Trout Lake Fire Department and Mt. Adams Resource Stewards).

To join the FACT email list, contact Sarah Allaben at sarah@mtadamsstewards.org or 440-497-8224!

Recent FACT Newsletters

March 2024 Newsletter – Free Chipping Services this Spring
February 2024 Newsletter – Pile Burning Best Practices
January 2024 Newsletter – Firewise USA Program in Trout Lake
November 2023 Newsletter – The Mt. Adams Prescribed Burn Association
September 2023 Newsletter – A Call for Projects and Input
August 2023 Newsletter – Trout Lake Wildfire Resilience Zones
July 2023 Newsletter – Tunnel 5 Fire: What to Know & Learn
June 2023 Newsletter – Community Defense via Shaded Fuel Breaks
May 2023 Newsletter – Wildfire Mitigation From Your Front Door
April 2023 Newsletter – Good Fire on the Mt. Adams Landscape
March 2023 Newsletter – Notes from the Trout Lake Fire Department
February 2023 Newsletter – Free Mobile Chipping this Spring
January 2023 Newsletter – Wildfire in Mt. Adams Country

Upcoming FACT Community Events

Home Ignition Zone Risk Assessments (ongoing)
FACT and MARS are partnering to offer free home risk assessments to homeowners in Trout Lake and Glenwood. Assessments involve a 30-45 min site visit and chat to identify potential wildfire risk factors on and around your home, and are followed up with an action plan plan that identifies priority mitigation actions for your property. Sign up via this form.

FACT has metal screening for ember defense (to cover vents, enclose decks, or screen gutters) available for FREE to Trout Lake residents. If you want some, contact Sarah at sarah@mtadamsstewards.org or 440-497-8224.