Fire prevention landscaping class set

Forest fires are part of everyday life in the north-west of the country.

Homes on wooded land (the “wildland interface”) can be at high risk from forest fires. Rural homeowners can reduce this risk by modifying their homes and landscapes so that they are less ignitable and more accessible to firefighters.

On Saturday, April 10, 2021, a three-hour online workshop entitled “Landscaping for Fire Prevention” will give rural homeowners the opportunity to learn about such techniques and discuss their experiences with forest fires. The program takes place from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

There is no charge for this online session. To prepare for the program, please go to uidaho.edu/extension/forestry/calendar, click on “Landscaping for Fire Safety,” then click the link next to “Participate Online” to sign up as soon as possible secure a place and help the organizers with the planning. For technical assistance with registration or access to course resources, please contact Audra Cochran (audrac@uidaho.edu). If you have any questions about the program, please contact Chris Schnepf (cschnepf@uidaho.edu).

If you have a group of 10 or more who would pledge to attend this program at another time or location, or have other questions about this program, contact Chris Schnepf at 208-292 -1288. The program is jointly sponsored by the University of Idaho Extension and the Idaho Department of Lands.

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