Idaho Capital Sun, Fire Season Article

Brett Van Paepeghem, South Idaho Project Manager for Idaho Firewise, was recently interviewed about the importance of firewise landscaping and taking preventative steps to reduce the risk of loss due to fire. Link to article –Defensible space: Wildfire experts say planning, preparation can reduce the risk of losing homes.

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AmeriCorps Position: Idaho Firewise & Palouse Land Trust

Moscow, IdahoIdaho Firewise in collaboration with Palouse Land Trust is looking for an enthusiastic individual interested in Outreach and Community Engagement. The dates of service for this new position are 11 months, between September 2021 and August 2022, actual dates TBD. To learn more about this position and how to apply, please review the position…

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Virtual Talk with Brett Van Paepeghem

Idaho Firewise presents a Lunch n’ Learn Virtual Talk with Brett Van Paepeghem, South Idaho Project Manager with Idaho Firewise. Brett will discuss how to mitigate the risk of wildfire to your home and property by utilizing firewise principles. Brett will also highlight specific fire-resistant plants that work well for Idaho. Tuesday, July 6, 2021…

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Self-Guided Tour Material, Idaho Firewise Garden

The Idaho Firewise Garden at the College of Western Idaho (CWI) Horticulture & Idaho Botanical Gardens (IBG) was the first firewise demonstration garden developed in Idaho to show homeowners how they can live on the edge of wildlands more safely and beautifully. 2020 Update: The Idaho Firewise Garden is currently open to the public via…

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New Idaho Firewise Program “Every Yard Counts”

Every Yard Counts is a campaign where Idaho Firewise and our collaborators are working with the Green Industry to educate Nursery and Landscape Professionals on best practices for creating survivable space around Idaho homes and communities. Idaho Firewise, in partnership with College of Western Idaho and the Boise Fire Department now offers an Idaho Firewise…

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RFP – Video Production Services

Idaho Firewise will be partnering with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in developing a series of animated videos to educate communities and the public at large about wildfire prevention and safety and how to prepare homes and other valuable community assets before wildfire strikes. This RFP is to solicit proposals for the development of…

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RFQ – FireWorks! Curriculum Developer

Idaho Firewise invites qualified independent contractors to submit resumés to complete a 17-month project to facilitate the revision and enhancement of the FireWorks! Curriculum to include education modules focused on the Sagebrush Ecosystem and to provide feedback and input for the Sammy Saves the West activity book. Contractor should have experience with curriculum development, as…

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RFP – “Don’t Dump Idaho” Media Campaign

Idaho Firewise will be partnering with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in disseminating a series of Public Service Announcements (PSAs) developed in 2016 throughout Idaho and other areas of the Northwest. The PSAs feature messages designed to build the “Don’t Dump Idaho” education campaign. This Request for Proposal (RFP) is to solicit proposals for the…

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