Set of workshops “Landscaping for fire prevention”

Wildfires are a fact of life in the Interior Northwest.

Dwellings located on forested land, also known as “the interface with nature”, can be at high risk from wildfires. Rural homeowners can reduce this risk if they modify their homes and landscapes to make them less likely to catch fire and easier for firefighters to access.

On Thursday, February 24, 2022, a three-hour workshop titled “Landscaping for Fire Prevention” will provide rural homeowners with the opportunity to learn about these techniques, discuss their experiences with wildfires and participate in a simple exercise to assess their homes. interface fire hazard. The program will take place from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Sandpoint Organic Agriculture Center at the University of Idaho, 10881 N. Boyer Road.

The program can accommodate a limited number of people. Those wishing to participate must pre-register at the University of Idaho Bonner County Extension Office by Thursday, February 17.

A $10 registration fee covers materials and refreshments.

For registration questions, contact the University of Idaho Bonner County Extension Office at 208-263-8511. The program will also take place in Post Falls on Saturday, April 9; and again at Blanchard on Saturday July 9th.

If you have a group of 10 or more people who would commit to this program at a different time or place, or have any other questions about this program, contact Chris Schnepf at 208-292-1288.

The program is co-sponsored by the University of Idaho Extension, Master Gardeners and the Idaho Department of Lands.

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