Living With Fire (livingwithfire.com) is a valuable resource to help you reduce the wildfire threat to your home and property.
It is no secret that much of northern Nevada is considered a high fire hazard environment. Home survival during a wildfire is greatly influenced by the characteristics of the vegetation growing adjacent to your home.
Having defensible space around your home and property will serve to drastically reduce destruction by a wildfire. Thanks to our friends at Living with Fire, you can access reports and publications produced by University of Nevada Cooperative Extension and experts in the fire service field.
Visit the Living With Fire Learning Center here. Under the orange “Landscaping” tab, you’ll find publications such as Choosing the Right Plants, Firescaping, A Compilation of Good Plant Choices for Nevada’s High Fire Hazard Areas, and The Combustibility of Landscape Mulches are available to read online at no cost.
-from PIO Adam Mayberry, of Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District