Landscape Certification Course: Every Yard Counts

Idaho Firewise, in partnership with the Boise Fire Department and CWI Horticulture Technology, offers a certificate of completion course for professionals in the green industry. This course covers fire science topics such as why homes are at risk, best practices on home hardening, firewise landscaping, and how communities can become fire adapted. The Every Yard…

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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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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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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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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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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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