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Using Preemergence Herbicide to Control Cheatgrass on Your Property

October 27th, 2020

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.…

Photo of a man unloading green waste from the back of a truck

Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District Offers Free Green Waste Collection Days

October 9th, 2020

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…

“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…

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