Extension faculty present on wildfire preparation

6/28/2007 | By: Staff Report  |

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension faculty members will give a presentation on how to safeguard homes and property against the threat of wildfires. The presentation will be in the Jot Travis Student Union, Room 244, at noon on Friday, June 29.  

The lecture was developed to prepare community members faced by the threat of wildfires and in response of the ongoing Angora fire in South Lake Tahoe. The presentation is free and open to the community.

Smith will present on the "Eight Things You Should Know before a Wildfire." Smith works with property owners, fire departments and land management agencies on reducing wildfire threats. Smith also specializes in natural resources and resource management issues.

This presentation shares some of the ideas in the Living with Fire program, which was founded in 1997 by Ed Smith and Paul Tueller, professor emeritus of range ecology, and Fire Chief Loren Enstaad of the Sierra Front Wildfire Cooperators.

The program was established to inform the community about how to live safely in an area with high fire hazard and how to protect homes and property from wildfires. The program is funded by the Nevada Agricultural Experiment Station/Nevada Cooperative Extension Joint Program grant.

If you wish to donate to the victims of the Angora Fire, visit the website below. 


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