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…

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Nevada Network of Fire Adapted Communities Summit, 2020

November 13th, 2020

The Network's First Virtual Summit The theme for the 2020 Nevada Network of Fire Adapted Communities Summit is "Creating the Toolbox for a Fire Adapted Nevada." Date: Thursday, December 3,…

A field of yellow cheatgrass on fire

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.…

“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…

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…

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