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Christine MartinFollow

Presentation Type

Presentation

Faculty Mentor’s Full Name

Ben Colman

Faculty Mentor’s Department

College of Forestry and Conservation

Abstract / Artist's Statement

Severe wildfires are more frequently entering urban areas causing billions of dollars of damage in the Western United States over the past decade. One approach for limiting the wildfire risk to urban homes is to adopt “firewise” landscaping approaches. These approaches focus on minimizing flammable materials near the home and landscaping with plants that don’t generate large quantities of flammable material. Highlighting these practices is important to reducing the dangers of wildfires. incorporating native, pollinator friendly plant species closes ecological gaps. An in depth review communicates the firewise principles that will help inform the community on ways to help prevent the potential spread of a wildfire in inhabited areas and improve ecological conditions overall.

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Firewise Landscaping: Bolstering safety and ecological benefit An in depth look into the benefits of firewise landscaping in the mountain west

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Severe wildfires are more frequently entering urban areas causing billions of dollars of damage in the Western United States over the past decade. One approach for limiting the wildfire risk to urban homes is to adopt “firewise” landscaping approaches. These approaches focus on minimizing flammable materials near the home and landscaping with plants that don’t generate large quantities of flammable material. Highlighting these practices is important to reducing the dangers of wildfires. incorporating native, pollinator friendly plant species closes ecological gaps. An in depth review communicates the firewise principles that will help inform the community on ways to help prevent the potential spread of a wildfire in inhabited areas and improve ecological conditions overall.