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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: bit.ly/FireAdaptedNevadaSummit2020 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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“Don’t Panic” Lessons Learned During a Wildfire Evacuation

This Fire Year 2020 has been a challenging one. As I’m writing this from my home in Reno, I’m looking out my window. I used to have a nice view of Peavine Peak, but today it’s hidden under a blanket of dense smoke from the Loyalton Fire. So far this year, thousands of Nevadans have […]

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Living With Fire & COVID-19: Outreach During a Pandemic

I’m Megan Kay, the outreach coordinator for the Living With Fire Program, which is part of University of Nevada, Reno Extension. Due to COVID-19, the University and our office have been closed, and we’ve been working from home since mid-March. In addition, as a result of a  statewide stay-at-home order, all of our events for […]

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