Photo of a landscape with sagebrush and grass in the foreground and in the background, the hills are on fire

Episode 6 – Regime Change: History of Fire Ecology in Nevada

From the Ponderosa Pine-covered mountains in the Eastern Great Basin to the arid Mojave Desert and all the sagebrush and grass in between, Nevada’s ecosystems are diverse. Fire behaves differently across these regions, both historically and today. The guests on the latest episode of the Living With Fire Podcast “Regime Change: History of fire ecology […]

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Photo of Meeks Meadow- encroaching conifers ( mostly lodgepoles) filling in the meadow and sucking up all the water, lowering the groundwater table and make less available moisture for culturally significant plants.

Episode 5 – A Necessary Disturbance: Cultural Fire on Washoe Tribal Lands in Lake Tahoe

Fire was an integral part of life for the Washoe people and had many applications. Warmth, protection, food preparation, drying materials, and land management being some of them. On episode 5 of the Living With Fire Podcast, environmental specialists Rhiana Jones and Helen Fillmore of the Washoe Tribe of California and Nevada discuss the history […]

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Episode 4 – Home on the Rangelands: Stories about Living and Working with Fire in Nevada

Episode 4 of the Living With Fire Podcast, “Home on the Rangelands: Stories about living and working with fire in Nevada,” explores what life is like in some of Nevada’s high fire hazard areas. For nearly 24 years, Jon Griggs has managed the Maggie Creek Ranch, raising cattle in Elko County, Nevada. According to Griggs, wildfire is […]

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Firefighters working the Big Summit Fire, East of Pioche NV July 16, 2020. Courtesy of the Bureau of Land Management, Nevada.

Episode 3 – Managing Fire in Nevada

The federal government manages nearly 85 % of all the land in Nevada. How do federal agencies manage wildfire in Nevada? On the third episode of the Living With Fire podcast, “Managing Fire in Nevada,” host Megan Kay interviewed Gwen Sanchez, Fire Management Officer with the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, and Paul Peterson, the Nevada State […]

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Living With Fire team members (left to right) Megan Kay, Christina Restaino and Jamie Roice-Gomes record the second episode of the new Living With Fire Podcast.

Episode 2 – Living With Fire

The members of the program’s growing team give their perspective on what it means to “live with fire,” and talk about how they are continuing the program’s mission in new and innovative ways. Spencer Eusden, special projects manager for Living With Fire, has a background in science education and recently joined the Living With Fire […]

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Aerial view of the north flank of the Martin Fire, July 10, 2021. Courtesy of the Bureau of Land Management.

Episode 1 – How did we get here? History of Wildfire in Nevada

The first episode of the Living With Fire Podcast features Brad Schultz, professor and Humboldt County extension educator with the University of Nevada, Reno Extension. Schultz. As an expert in rangeland management, he has looked at wildfire from a “big picture” perspective across the state and across the West. “Across a large landscape, fires would […]

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Updated Evacuation Checklist and Notifications

The Caldor Fire has been on many of our minds, and our hearts go out to those impacted by the fire. As a reminder, it’s important to evacuate quickly and safely when asked by emergency responders. Preparing for evacuation is the best way to ensure a quick and safe evacuation. Please look at our updated Evacuation […]

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Nevada Network of Fire Adapted Communities Summit, 2020

The Network’s First Virtual Summit The theme for the 2020 Nevada Network of Fire Adapted Communities Summit is “Creating the Toolbox for a Fire Adapted Nevada.” Date: Thursday, December 3, 2020 Time: 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Register at: AGENDA 9:00 – Welcome and Agenda Review Christina Restaino, Assistant Professor – UNR Cooperative Extension […]

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Using Preemergence Herbicide to Control Cheatgrass on Your Property

Cheatgrass is probably the most ignitable plant in Nevada’s rangelands. It’s called a “winter annual” which means that it germinates in the fall and quickly grows until cold temperatures arrive. It lays dormant in the winter, then continues growing  through early spring until it dies in the summer right as temperatures are heating up, thus […]

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Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District Offers Free Green Waste Collection Days

It’s official Fall, but there is still high potential for fire in the west during the month of October, according to the National Interagency Fire Center’s “Significant Wildland Fire Potential Outlook October 2020.” To create and maintain effective defensible space it’s crucial that you remove dead and dying vegetation in your landscape that could potentially […]

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