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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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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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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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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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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