Jessica Blackband is a Manager with the Science Policy team at the Federation of American Scientists. Her background includes science communication, environmental policy analysis, qualitative research, and stakeholder engagement. Prior to joining FAS, she worked at Tetra Tech where she supported various U.S. Environmental Protection Agency programs. She has also served as an analyst at the Government Accountability Office and a communications specialist at the South Central Climate Adaptation Science Center. Jessica holds an MPP from George Washington University as well as BA in philosophy and a BS in environmental studies from the Florida State University.
Wildland fires are becoming larger, more frequent, and more severe. Wildland fire suppression funding, in turn, has become more complex.
To help seed the ground for bipartisan progress, we’ve put together a menu of the best policy ideas on a range of critical topics.
Over the past several years, instability has been a national and global constant. The COVID-19 pandemic upended supply chains and production systems. Floods, hurricanes, heat waves, droughts, and fires have imposed catastrophic consequences and forced people to reconsider where they can safely live. Russia’s war with Ukraine and other geopolitical conflicts have forced countries around […]
This week, we’re launching a Wildland Fire Policy Accelerator to develop policy ideas aimed at improving how we live with fire in the United States.