Photo of a man and a woman carrying a pine tree through the rangeland

Episode 8 – Christmas Tree Cutting

  Cutting your own Christmas tree is more than a fun way to get outdoors and create lasting memories. On the latest episode of the Living With Fire Podcast, we cover the ins and outs of cutting your own Christmas tree with Jennifer Diamond, Fire Mitigation Specialist with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Carson […]

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Photo outdoors during the day of wildland firefighters walking single file on a burned landscape.

Episode 7 – August Isernhagen: A Perspective on Wildland Firefighting

We interviewed August Isernhagen, Division Chief of Wildland Fuels with Truckee Meadows Fire and Rescue, about his career as a wildland firefighter. Isernhagen shares some highlights and challenges he’s experienced along the way, as well as some tips for residents if they ever come in contact with wildland firefighters. “Approach them as a trained professional. […]

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Photo of a landscape with sagebrush and grass in the foreground and in the background, the hills are on fire

Episode 6 – Regime Change: History of Fire Ecology in Nevada

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 […]

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Photo of Meeks Meadow- encroaching conifers ( mostly lodgepoles) filling in the meadow and sucking up all the water, lowering the groundwater table and make less available moisture for culturally significant plants.

Episode 5 – A Necessary Disturbance: Cultural Fire on Washoe Tribal Lands in Lake Tahoe

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 […]

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Plume of smoke rising from a fire in the distance

Episode 4 – Home on the Rangelands: Stories about Living and Working with Fire in Nevada

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 […]

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Firefighters working the Big Summit Fire, East of Pioche NV July 16, 2020. Courtesy of the Bureau of Land Management, Nevada.

Episode 3 – Managing Fire in Nevada

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 […]

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Living With Fire team members (left to right) Megan Kay, Christina Restaino and Jamie Roice-Gomes record the second episode of the new Living With Fire Podcast.

Episode 2 – Living With Fire

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 […]

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Aerial view of the north flank of the Martin Fire, July 10, 2021. Courtesy of the Bureau of Land Management.

Episode 1 – How did we get here? History of Wildfire in Nevada

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 […]

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