Don’t be fuelish with plant selection

Plants can serve as wildfire fuel. Consequently, home survival during wildfire is greatly influenced by the characteristics of the plants growing adjacent to the house. The selection and maintenance of plants in the residential landscape should be an important consideration for Nevadans living in high fire hazard areas. Ideally, the …

The home landscape and defensible space

May 19 – 25 had been designated Nevada Wildland Fire Awareness Week, and for good reason. A recent assessment identified 66 Nevada communities as “extreme” or “high” wildfire hazard areas. One of the major contributing factors to these undesirable ratings was the lack of adequate “defensible space” surrounding the thousands …