Youth Conservation Corps Mitigation Projects

This summer, Idaho Firewise in conjunction with the Clearwater Basin Youth Conservation Corps, was able to complete a series of fuel mitigation projects across Latah County. These projects were implemented in critical Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI) areas, adjacent to public lands and on properties owned by residents who would be displaced in the event of a…

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Defensible Space & Wildfire Podcast

Thanks to Matt Price and the Treasure Valley-based Transient Bacon podcast for inviting Idaho Firewise to speak on defensible space from wildfire, especially as we head into the hottest and driest months of the year. The guest speaker is Brett Van Paepeghem, horticulturist and Southern Idaho Project Manager for Idaho Firewise. Link to podcast: Defensible…

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Genus: Euphorbia | Idaho Firewise

If you’ve spent much time exploring the outdoors in Idaho, there’s a good chance that you’ve come across Euphorbia plants on some of your adventures. While landscape plants in this genus have attractive qualities, what you’ve seen in the wild likely are introduced or escapee plants, considered invasive in many parts of the country. From…

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Virtual Talk with Martha Brabec

Join us for a Lunch and Learn virtual talk with Martha Brabec on Wed 5/25 to learn about the City of Boise Weed Warriors Program and how it relates to wildfire risk and mitigation efforts. Martha Brabec, Foothills Restoration Specialist and Ecologist with the City of BoiseWednesday, May 25th, 202211:00 AM Pacific Time/12:00 PM Mountain…

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Virtual Talk with Amy Skibiel, Ph.D.

Join us for a Lunch and Learn virtual talk on 5/18 to learn about the impacts of smoke inhalation on livestock. Amy Skibiel, Ph.D.Assistant ProfessorUniversity of Idaho College of Agricultural and Life SciencesDepartment of Animal, Veterinary and Food Sciences May 18th, 2022, 11:00 AM Pacific Time (or 12:00 Mountain Time) To register for this virtual…

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Idaho Firewise Garden Open House

Please join Idaho Firewise for a kick-off event to Wildfire Awareness Month (May) by visiting our main demonstration garden in Boise on Saturday, 4/30. We will have staff, volunteers, and collaborators available for the public to talk about fire-resilience, home hardening, and firewise landscaping. Idaho Firewise Garden Open HouseOld Penitentiary Rd, Boise, 83712Saturday, April 30th,…

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Volunteer Appreciation: Thank You from Idaho Firewise!

Idaho Firewise would like to thank our volunteers for their time, hard work, generosity, and dedication in supporting our mission. Volunteering is a commitment to community and the selfless support of our volunteers is truly an inspiration. We hope to always be able to foster an environment of learning and enjoyment for those that spend…

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Perennial Plant Ideas for the Firewise Landscape

Are you looking for firewise landscape inspiration? Here are perennial plant ideas for multi-season interest! These are tried and true plant species that have performed well at the Idaho Firewise Garden and are recommended by our staffed horticulturists. All plants are hardy to approximately USDA Zone 4 unless otherwise indicated. Combination A: Turkish Veronica Veronica…

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A Low-Water Turf Option to Consider: Dog Tuff™ Grass

Turf can be a perfectly good choice for the firewise landscape and can also be appropriate in xeric applications if the species or mix is carefully selected. Regular maintenance is a priority to keeping turf healthy and green during the fire season. With increased drought conditions and minimal rainfall amounts, Idaho Firewise encourages homeowners to…

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