Chief Clive Savacool standing in font of a red fire engine

Episode 9 – Chief Clive Savacool on the Caldor Fire Evacuation

February 4th, 2022

On August 3, 2021 the City of South Lake Tahoe’s city council approved their new wildfire evacuation plan. Clive Savacool, Fire Chief with South Lake Tahoe Fire and Rescue, led…

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

Episode 8 – Christmas Tree Cutting

December 2nd, 2021

  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…

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

Episode 7 – August Isernhagen: A Perspective on Wildland Firefighting

November 4th, 2021

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…

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

October 15th, 2021

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…

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

October 8th, 2021

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…

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

October 8th, 2021

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…

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

October 8th, 2021

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…

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

October 8th, 2021

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…

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

October 8th, 2021

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…

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