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Living With Fire Defensible Space GuideIllustration of a house nesteled in both a forested and sagebrush ecosystem with text on image that reads, Defensible Space is the buffer around a home where the vegetation has been managed to reduce the wildfire hazard. Creating defensible space increases the chance of home survival and provides a space for firefighters to safely defend the home during a wildfire event.Defensible SpaceDownload
Wildfire Home Retrofit GuideRetrofit Guide Front CoverThis Guide includes specific recommendations for how to retrofit existing components of a home to withstand wildfre.Home Hardening, Defensible SpaceDownload
Be Ember Aware! Will YOUR home Survive when the embers arrive? 2022 BE Ember Aware CoverDuring a wildfire, thousands of embers can rain down on your roof and pelt the side of your home like hail during a storm. By being ember aware and taking action ahead of time, a homeowner can substantially reduce the ember threat. Your home CAN survive when the embers arrive.Home HardeningDownload
Choosing the Right Plants for Northern Nevada's High Fire Hazard AreasFront cover of Choosing the Right Plants guide. Home survival during wildfire is greatly influenced by the characteristics of the vegetation growing adjacent to the house.Defensible Space, Vegetation ManagementDownload
Choosing the Right Plants for Northern Nevada's High Fire Hazard Areas - Lake Tahoe BasinFront cover of Choosing the Right Plants guide for the Lake Tahoe Basin.In response, “Choosing the Right Plants for Northern Nevada’s High Fire Hazard Areas” has been revised to indicate which plants in this publication are also included on the “TRPA Recommended Native and Adapted Plant List” and which are on the suggested “Accent Plant Guide for Lake Tahoe” list.Defensible Space, Vegetation ManagementDownload
LIVING WITH SMOKE: How to be prepared for smoke exposureOutdoors during the day, a photo looking up at smoke rising from a fire on a mountainWhat is in wildfire smoke. why should you be concerned about wildfire smoke, and how to protect yourseld from wildfire smoke. Wildfire SmokeDownload
CodeRED in Washoe County2021-4617After evaluation of the Living With Fire Program Needs Assessment, research indicates that fire and emergency manager professionals agree that there is a strong need to educate the public on emergency alerts. What is CodeRED? CodeRED is an emergency notification system that delivers emergency messages to individuals located in affected regions, such as specific neighborhoods or communities.Prepare for Evacuation, Fire Adapted CommunitiesDownload
GUÍA DE ADAPTACIÓN DE VIVIENDAS EN CASO DE INCENDIOS FORESTALESLWF RetrofitGuide Spanish Cover Page 01Esta Guía incluye recomendaciones específicas de cómo adaptar componentes existentes en una vivienda para poder resistir un incendi forestal.En EspañolDownload
Fire Adapted Communities — The Next Step in Wildfire Preparedness (Nevada Version)FAC for Nevada_2022_EditedFaced with the growing potential for loss of human life and property due to wildfire, Nevada’s local, state and federal firefighting agencies and University of Nevada Cooperative Extension came together to promote the FAC concept.Fire Adapted CommunitiesDownload
Be careful! Cheatgrass is extremely flammable!Be Careful! Cheatgrass is Extremely Flammable flyer 2011 (accessible)Dry cheatgrass is one of the most easily ignitable substances on Nevada’s rangelands. It is the kindling that fuels many of our wildfires. Once ignited, cheatgrass fires can travel very fast …Vegetation Management, Defensible SpaceDownload
Fire Adapted Communities: The Next Step in Wildfire Preparedness - Lake Tahoe Basin1510_2014_97Faced with the growing potential for loss of human life and property due to wildfire, the Lake Tahoe Basin’s firefighting agencies, Tahoe Resource Conservation District, and University of Nevada Cooperative Extension have come together to promote the Fire Adapted Community concept and support the Tahoe Network of Fire Adapted Communities.Fire Adapted CommunitiesDownload
Wildfire Evacuation Checklist1510_2007_90Wildfire Evacuation Checklist Review this information now to prepare yourself for a quick and safe evacuation.Prepare for EvacuationDownload
You Know It’s a Fire Adapted Community When…You-know-its-an-FAC-When...-fs1346How do you know if your community is a Fire Adapted Community? It would have many of the following characteristics…Fire Adapted CommunitiesDownload
Firescaping - Landscape Design For Defensible Space2001-3318When a wildfire comes through your neighborhood, could your house survive on its own? Home Hardening, Defensible Space, Vegetation ManagementDownload
The Combustibility of Landscape Mulches1510_2011_95Consequently, mulches are often promoted as being environmentally friendly and a desirable landscape practice. Unfortunately, despite the positive attributes, many mulches are combustible, a major drawback when used in home landscapes located in wildfire-prone areasVegetation Management, Defensible SpaceDownload
A Homeowner's Guide to Cheatgrass2019 04cccb17 3ec3 4f31 9ff3 b77adb040c15Cheatgrass has a serious environmental impact on Nevada. It dries out very quickly, becoming extremely flammable. This increases the occurrence and intensity of fires in sagebrush areas. It out-competes Nevada’s native plants for soil moisture, quickly becoming the dominant form of vegetation. Nevadans living, working, or recreating in cheatgrass country should learn to identify it, take care not to ignite it, and remove it from their properties.Vegetation Management, Defensible SpaceDownload
Fuel Management Terms for HomeownersFuel-Management-Terms-for-Homeowners-sp0515A list of different fuel management terms that allow for homeowners to properly manage the vegetation surrounding their home.Defensible Space, Vegetation ManagementDownload
A Homeowner’s Guide to Planting Crested Wheatgrass1510_1999_99 (1)The following description for planting crested wheatgrass applies to homeowners seeding relatively small areas (less than two acres) and who do not have access to specialized rangeland seeding equipment. Vegetation ManagementDownload
Thinning and Sanitation – Tools for the Management of Bark Beetles1998-3286Tree mortality in the Lake Tahoe Basin increased markedly during the late 1980s and early 1990s due to attacks on conifers (evergreens) by bark beetles. Over this time period, bark beetles killed at least 30% of the conifers in the Tahoe Basin. In some areas, 70% to 80% of the trees were killed. The high levels of tree mortality increase the risk of catastrophic fires in the urban-wildland interface in and around the Basin.Vegetation ManagementDownload
After The Burn – Assessing and Managing Your Forestland After A WildfireAfter-the-Burn-2015 By living in fire-based ecosystems, we become part of those ecosystems and influence the landscape by our activities in and around forestlands. In this light, the time after a burn can be an excellent time to achieve specific management objectives for a particular piece of groundAfter the FireDownload
Recovering from Wildfire: A Guide for California’s Forest Landowners8386Recovering from Wildfire: A Guide for California’s Forest LandownersAfter the FireDownload
Taking Care of Residential Trees after Wildfire 1510_2004_96Wildfire can affect trees in residential landscapes in a variety of ways. They can be completely or partially consumed, scorched and dried out, or merely singed. Many trees can recover after fire, depending on the intensity and duration of the burn and extent of dehydration. After a fire it is important to determine which trees might recuperate and which will need to be removed. After the Fire, Vegetation ManagementDownload
What Grows Back After The Fire?1996-3343This fact sheet describes the response of some common northern Nevada rangeland plants to wildfire. After the Fire, Vegetation ManagementDownload
What to Plant After Tree LossWhat-to-Plant-After-Tree-Loss-1-accessibleAcross the state, but in the Sierra Nevada in particular, unprecedented numbers of trees have died on both public and private landAfter the Fire, Vegetation ManagementDownload
Nevada Flood After Fire Guide2022-4548The purpose of this guide is to provide a consolidated, easy-to-use resource to help Nevada residents be prepared for a flood after a wildfire, know how to stay safe during a flood, and understand critical first steps to take following a flood to ensure safety and embark on the path to recovery. After the FireDownload
Best management practices for livestock and equine during wildfire smoke eventsdownload (2) The intent of this article is to provide recommendations for best management practices for livestock and equine owners during wildfire smoke events. Some of these recommendations may not be applicable to owners of large quantities of livestock and/or equine.Wildfire SmokeDownload
¡Cuidado con las brasas!2009-5018Durante un incendio forestal, miles de brasas pueden llover sobre su techo y caer sobre el costado de su casa como granizo durante una tormenta. Al ser consciente de las brasas y tomar medidas con antelación, un propietario puede reducir sustancialmente la amenaza de las brasas. Su hogar PUEDE sobrevivir cuando lleguen las brasas.En EspañolDownload
INSTRUCCIONES PARA EVACUAR EN CASO DE INCENDIOS FORESTALES2022-2990Revise esta información ahora para estar preparado y evacuar de manera rápida y segura.En EspañolDownload
VIVIR CON HUMO: CÓMO ESTAR PREPARADO EN CASO DE EXPOSICIÓN AL HUMO DE INCENDIOS2022-4787El humo de los incendios forestales es diferente dependiendo del tipo de combustible que se ha quemado (es decir, árboles, arbustos, edificios, etc.), la temperatura del incendio forestal y las condiciones del viento. En general, el humo de los incendios forestales se compone de dióxido de carbono, vapor de agua, monóxido de carbono, partículas finas, óxidos de nitrógeno, hidrocarburos y otros productos químicos orgánicos, micro minerales y miles de otros compuestos. En EspañolDownload
CodeRED en el condado de Washoe2021-4796Después de analizar los resultados de la Evaluación de Necesidades del Programa Viviendo con Incendios, la investigación nos indica que los profesionales de manejo de incendios y emergencias están de acuerdo en que existe una gran necesidad de educar al público sobre las alertas de emergencia.En EspañolDownload
Climate Change Impacts in NevadaClimate Change Impacts in NV_FINAL_AccessibleThis fact sheet provides a summary of Climate Change in Nevada, a report written as part of Nevada’s State Climate Initiative. The full report is available on the Nevada Climate Initiative website, Summarized in this fact sheet are specific details about how climate change has already and will continue to impact the state of Nevada and strategies that can be used to prepare for these changes.Fire Adapted Communities
Impactos del Cambio Climático en NevadaDRIClimateImpactNV_S508_MKEn este artículo, se resumen detalles específicos sobre cómo el cambio climático ya ha afectado y seguirá afectando al estado de Nevada y las estrategias que pueden utilizarse para prepararse para estos cambios. Destaca las tendencias históricas y las proyecciones futuras de algunas de las principales variables climáticas y cómo pueden afectar a la salud pública, los recursos hídricos, el medio ambiente, la hostelería y la agricultura, con el objetivo de informar mejor a los responsables de la toma de decisiones y al público en general.En Español

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