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“Don’t Panic” Lessons Learned During a Wildfire Evacuation

September 10th, 2020

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…

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

May 29th, 2020

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…

Online Resources for Nevada Wildfire Awareness Month – Living With Fire Conversations

May 15th, 2020

Wildfire knows no boundaries – make yours. This is the theme for Nevada Wildfire Awareness Month (NWAM) this May, occurring during a time when everyone is trying to set health boundaries…

6 Questions We Asked the New Nevada Network of Fire Adapted Communities Coordinator

April 9th, 2020

Marc Titus, the new executive coordinator at the Nevada Network of Fire Adapted Communities. The Living With Fire Program works in partnership with the Nevada Network of Fire Adapted Communities…

A “Tree-Mendous” Way to Improve Forest Health

March 18th, 2020

(Originally posted December 2019) Growing up in Southern California deprived me of the opportunity to harvest my own Christmas tree from the forest. To embrace my Northern Nevada residency, I…

The Ins and Outs of Open Pile Burning

August 31st, 2018

A pile of vegetation after a resident improved their defensible space. Photograph courtesy of University of Nevada Cooperative Extension. When maintaining or creating defensible space, property owners can end up…

Prepare for Wildfire – Pack a To-Go Bag

July 26th, 2018

Photograph Courtesy of University of Nevada Cooperative Extension My colleague shared her experience when a wildfire was approaching her community several years ago. “In the early morning hours, I woke…

Fireworks and Wildfire Preparedness

July 3rd, 2018

As July 4th approaches, it got me thinking of wildfire preparedness. Growing up in Nevada and celebrating Independence Day was about enjoying barbequed food with friends and family and settling…

Six ways to Prepare Now for Wildfire

June 29th, 2018

“Once I saw the plume of smoke I quickly determined a list of to-go bag items and removed the dead plants from my deck.” This was the beginning of a…

Creative Methods to Reduce the Risk of Wildfire

May 30th, 2018

For two years now, a community leader in my neighborhood and I have wanted to reduce the risk of wildfire in our community. The problem was that many of the…

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