After The Flames

Actionable best practices for communities and agencies impacted by wildfire.


Coalitions & Collaboratives, Inc. (COCO) staff have been working in post-fire since 1998. In a new era of year-round, catastrophic wildfire, there is a need to address the social, economic and environmental devastation occurring post-fire. In 2019, COCO hosted the first After The Flames conference, bringing together hundreds of researchers,  practitioners and community members responding to the post-fire landscape. COCO, alongside affiliates and partners, has created this website as a resource toolbox for communities and agencies to access research and best management practices.

COCO continues to work with universities, federal, state, county and nonprofit organizations to host interactive and informational webinars, continuing action for post-fire recovery.

call to action

Over the last 38 years, wildfires have burned an average of 5.2 million acres annually in the United States. Much of the cost of recovery and restoration is borne by state and local entities and those residents and businesses who live and work in and around the fire scar. There are communities across the country that have been working hard on improving how we live better with fire for many years, yet the work has
been especially slow within the post-fire sector.

our proposal

COCO seeks to formalize the Post-Fire Navigators and Roadmap Program to Increase capacity across the West to help communities respond and recover from wildfires Strengthen post-fire response in order to reduce impacts to communities and ecosystems.