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Firewise Gardening Incentive Program, Ada County, WUI

By Idaho Firewise Andrea | May 18, 2021 | Comments Off on Firewise Gardening Incentive Program, Ada County, WUI

The City of Boise and partners have collaborated to create the Firewise Gardening Incentive Program which educates and encourages WUI residents to be mindful of flammable plant material surrounding their home. Participants of the program will be eligible for a free plant from either Idaho Firewise or Draggin’ Wing High Desert Nursery! How to qualify…

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2021 Southwest Idaho Fire Adapted Communities (FAC) Forum

By Idaho Firewise Andrea | April 29, 2021 | Comments Off on 2021 Southwest Idaho Fire Adapted Communities (FAC) Forum

Registration for the 2021 Southwest Idaho FAC Forum is now open! Attendees who register early (by May 11) will receive a forum goody bag in the mail. This year’s forum will be hosted as a virtual event on May 19-20th, 8:30 am-12 pm. To register, please visit: Registration for 2021 SW Idaho FAC Forum To…

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Meet Emma Sondker, AmeriCorps Member

By Idaho Firewise Andrea | April 27, 2021 | Comments Off on Meet Emma Sondker, AmeriCorps Member

My name is Emma Sondker and I am the new AmeriCorps member of Idaho FireWise. I am serving for the next 5.5 months on a joint project of the Palouse Land Trust and Idaho FireWise. My official title is the Outreach and Community Engagement Assistant. I started serving near the end of March and am…

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Virtual Talk with Jennifer Russell

By Idaho Firewise Andrea | April 19, 2021 | Comments Off on Virtual Talk with Jennifer Russell

Idaho Firewise presents a Lunch n’ Learn Virtual Talk with Jennifer Russell from the Idaho Department of Lands, Fire Management Bureau. Jennifer will discuss burn permit details and how to safely burn debris on your land. Wednesday, April 28, 2021 – 12:00/1:00 PM PT/MT To register, please visit: Registration for Virtual Talk with Jennifer Russell

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Virtual Talk with Chuck Redman

By Idaho Firewise Andrea | March 16, 2021 | Comments Off on Virtual Talk with Chuck Redman

Idaho Firewise presents a Lunch n’ Learn Virtual Talk with Chuck Redman from the National Weather Service. Chuck will discuss the 2021 fire season outlook as well as providing details about red flag warnings and what they mean. Wednesday, March 24, 2021 – 12:00 PM MDT To register, please visit: Registration for Virtual Talk with…

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Outreach and Community Engagement Intern Position

By Idaho Firewise Andrea | March 3, 2021 | Comments Off on Outreach and Community Engagement Intern Position

Moscow, IdahoPalouse Land Trust in collaboration with Idaho Firewise is now offering a job position of Outreach and Community Engagement Intern. The dates of service are 5 1/2 months, between April 1 and September 15, 2021. To learn more about the position or to apply, please review the position summary and description here: PLT and…

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Self-Guided Tour Material, Idaho Firewise Garden

By IdahoFirewise | July 28, 2020 | Comments Off on 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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Idaho Firewise Garden Tours Now Being Offered for Small Groups

By Idaho Firewise Andrea | May 13, 2020 | Comments Off on Idaho Firewise Garden Tours Now Being Offered for Small Groups

The Idaho Firewise Garden located adjacent to the Idaho Botanical Garden has been temporarily closed to the public due to COVID-19 safety concerns. While the garden is still closed to the public, we are now offering garden tours for 1-2 people at a time. Please contact Brett Van Paepeghem to set up an appointment for…

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Garden Gate Magazine Visits the Idaho Firewise Garden

By Idaho Firewise Andrea | December 4, 2019 | Comments Off on Garden Gate Magazine Visits the Idaho Firewise Garden

Garden Gate Magazine reached out to Brett Van Paepeghem of Idaho Firewise this summer to make a visit to the garden and to learn more firewise landscaping. See the video that they shared with their audience here!

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New Idaho Firewise Program “Every Yard Counts”

By IdahoFirewise | November 14, 2018 | Comments Off on 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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