Video Blog: Learned lessons from defensible space inspection

January 12th, 2017

Recently, I had a defensible space inspection performed on my property by Nevada Division of Forestry’s fire protection officer, Chanse Hunwardsen. Chanse noted some problem areas that I have previously…

Being Ember Aware

July 15th, 2016

After experiencing the recent Driscoll Fire, (click here to view last month’s blog) it becomes even more important to continue my efforts to make my home wildfire prepared. I look…

Fuel Breaks Can Save the Day

July 24th, 2014

Last July’s Carpenter 1 Fire made national headlines and filled the skies of Las Vegas with smoke. A recent YouTube search turned up a video, posted by the U.S. Forest…

Ready for a Red Flag Warning

May 28th, 2014

Late spring is a precarious time for weather in Nevada. Temperatures can drop and soar, the sun can be shining one moment and rain can be pounding the roof of…

Help the Forest, Cut a Tree

December 10th, 2013

The weekend after the Thanksgiving holiday has always marked a prized tradition in my parents’ house: Christmas tree hunting. When I got married I would drag my husband down to our…

All Good Reasons for Yard Work

December 2nd, 2013

It seems like the holidays are a perfect reason to justify making sure the house and yard are in good shape. A recent conversation with my mother, in which she…

An Unexpected Neighbor

November 18th, 2013

Join us as we follow Natalie Newcomer's journey through the perils and joys of living in the wildland-urban interface. Autumn at the new house has been unbelievable. The cottonwoods around the nearby stream have…

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