Wildfire is a major ecological issue, especially in the Western United States. On the Living With Fire podcast, you’ll hear perspectives and stories from land managers, scientists, fire professionals and community members about the history of fire, how fire is currently managed in the landscape and the role that humans play in living more safely with wildfire. This podcast was funded by the Bureau of Land Management – Nevada State Office. The Living With Fire Program is a multiagency effort and is managed by the University of Nevada, Reno Extension. An EEO/AA institution.
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 […]Read More ►
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 […]Read More ►
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 […]Read More ►
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 […]Read More ►
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 […]Read More ►
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 […]Read More ►