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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Community Programs Coordinator

Join the Idaho Firewise team! We are seeking a highly motivated and passionate individual to join our team as a Community Programs Coordinator. The Community Programs Coordinator will play a key role in planning, implementing, and evaluating community-based wildfire education programs and initiatives aimed at raising awareness, building partnerships, and fostering community engagement in wildfire…

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Happy Valentine’s Day from Idaho Firewise

Keep safe this Valentine’s Day with safety tips from the National Park Service: https://www.nps.gov/articles/p52-fire-safe-valentines-day.htm And for fun, here are a few fire themed Valentine’s Day cards perfect for sharing! Campfire Valentine PDFWarm my Heart Valentine PDFS’more Valentine PDF

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Event: Garden Open House 2023

Idaho Firewise will be hosting a Garden Open House event on Saturday, June 3rd, 2023! This free event will be held at the Idaho Firewise Garden in Boise from 10 am until 2 pm. Staff, volunteers, and collaborators will be available for visitor engagement and to answer questions about fire-resistant landscaping, home hardening, and suggested…

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AmeriCorps Positions: Community Engagement Associates

Now open and accepting resumes and covers letters for joint AmeriCorps opportunities with the Palouse Land Trust and Idaho Firewise, based in Moscow, Idaho. Position summary: Palouse Land Trust and Idaho Firewise are seeking applicants for two 900-hour AmeriCorps members to advance opportunities to engage and educate the broader community about the importance of land…

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Staff Highlight: Welcome Erica!

Idaho Firewise welcomes aboard our newest staff member, Erica Jansen. Erica’s position with Idaho Firewise is the Fuels Mitigation & North Idaho Program Coordinator! We welcome Erica to the team after completion of the Idaho Firewise/Palouse Land Trust AmeriCorps position, Outreach and Community Engagement Assistant. Here are just a few of Erica’s accomplishments as an…

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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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