Defensible Space Professionals

What is Defensible Space?

Defensible space is when the landscape and vegetation are managed on your property to reduce the wildfire threat. We recommend a coupled approach of creating defensible space and hardening your home to withstand wildfire.

Find a Qualified Defensible Space Professional:

See the list below to find a professional who can design or implement effective defensible space. The following professionals have completed the Living With Fire 10-hour Defensible Training for Landscape Professionals in the last three years. This training includes instruction on wildfire behavior, defensible space, and creating aesthetically-pleasing landscapes that reduce the wildfire threat.


“I especially found the site trip to be very educational to the overall course content.  It tied everything together. Well done to you and the Cooperative Extension Staff.  You guys did NOT disappoint!!!” 

“This was a perfect training for the audience.”

Are You a Professional Interested in Taking the Defensible Space Training?

The Defensible Space Training for Landscape Professionals is usually held annually in the Spring. Upcoming trainings with open registration are listed below. If no currently open trainings are listed, please complete this form to receive an email notification when the next training dates are announced.

Upcoming Trainings:

Fall 2023

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