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WILDLAND FIRE EDUCATION AND PREVENTION PROGRAM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the year 2000, intense wildland fires destroyed homes and threatened valuable natural resources in many western communities.  In response, Three Rivers Resource Conservation and Development Council (Three Rivers RC&D) initiated the Wildland Fire Education and Prevention Program (WFEP) aiming to increase public awareness of the wildfire risk in the wildland urban interface.   

Three Rivers RC&D is a non-profit organization enhancing community development through conservation of natural resources. Three Rivers RC&D serves several counties including Bannock, Bingham, and Power as well as the Fort Hall Indian Reservation.      

The mission of the WFEP is to reduce the threat of wildfire by creating firewise communities while respecting and complementing other values such as aesthetics, privacy, recreation, and wildlife.  

To fulfill this mission, several objectives have been established, including: 

    Sponsoring neighborhood fuel reduction projects in cooperation with homeowners

    Providing free home evaluations to homeowners in high risk areas 

     Providing educational materials about firewise techniques to homeowners and the general public 

   Presenting firewise talks to homeowners, homeowner associations, civic groups, and the general public 

Research has shown that homes, which consist of firewise techniques including Class A roofs (asphalt, metal, gravel) and 30 – 60 feet of modified vegetation surrounding the home, are over 85% more likely to survive wildfire than those with wooden shake/shingle roofs and no vegetative clearance.  For information on how to make your home, property, and neighborhood firewise, visit www.firewise.org.

For more information about the Wildland Fire Education Program, sponsored by Three Rivers RC&D, in Bannock County, Bingham County, Power County, and the Fort Hall Indian Reservation -contact Danny Mann, Wildland Fire Educator (208) 317-4889 dannymann@cableone.net or Richard Wolfe, GIFF liaison (208) 244-2231 giffliaison@hotmail.com

 

 

 

For more information about the Wildland Fire Education Program, sponsored by Three Rivers RC&D, in South Bannock County or Lava Ranch -contact Gordon Gillman, Wildland Fire Educator (208) 776-5623 ggillman@mvsd21.org

 

 

 

 

The WFEP is funded by a grant from the Bureau of Land Management.


FUEL REDUCTION ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS

MULTI-HOME FUEL REDUCTION PROGRAM

HOMEOWNER CONTRIBUTION SHEET

FIREWISE LANDSCAPING BROCHURE

IDL HAZARD FUEL TREATMENT SPECIFICATION

FIREWISE.ORG

GATEWAY INTERAGENCY FIRE FRONT

BIOMASS REPORT