Thursday, April 15, 2021

Fire prevention landscaping class set

| March 30, 2021 1:00 AM

Forest fires are a fact of life in the Inland Northwest.

Homes located on forested lands (the "wildland interface") can be at high risk from forest fires. Rural homeowners can lessen that risk by modifying their houses and landscapes to make them less likely to ignite and easier for firefighters to access.

On Saturday, April 10, 2021, a three-hour online workshop titled, “Landscaping for Fire Prevention” will offer rural homeowners an opportunity to learn about such techniques and discuss their wildland fire experiences. The program will be held from 9 a.m. to noon.

There is no fee for this online session, but to prepare for the program, please go to, click on “Landscaping for Fire Prevention”, then click on the link next to “participate online” to register as soon as possible, to ensure a spot and help organizers plan. For technical assistance registering or accessing course resources, please contact Audra Cochran ( For program content questions, contact Chris Schnepf (

If you have a group of 10 or more who would commit to attending this program at a different time or place, or have other questions on this program, contact Chris Schnepf, at 208-292-1288. The program is co-sponsored by University of Idaho Extension and the Idaho Department of Lands.