May is National Wildfire Awareness Month, Nevadans urged to prepare for wildfire

May 12th, 2023

Close-up photo of a green cheatgrass stalk sprouting.

A cheatgrass plant is well on its way in southeast Reno on May 2. Photo by Jamie Roice-Gomes.


May is National Wildfire Awareness Month, and here in Nevada, we have good reason to take note – and to take action – according to local experts.

“While all the moisture we received this winter may be helpful in reducing drought conditions, it certainly doesn’t reduce the risk of wildfire, as vegetation will dry out,” said Jamie Roice-Gomes, manager of the Living With Fire Program at the University of Nevada, Reno Extension.

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