With wildfires burning across the region, many residents are shaking their heads, wondering how we got to the point where smoke-filled skies are just something we have to accept as part of living in the West.
A new podcast from the Living With Fire Program seeks to shed some light on that, as well as share perspectives and stories from land managers, scientists, fire professionals and community members about how wildfire is currently managed, the impacts of wildfires, and the role that humans play in living more safely with wildfire.
The Living With Fire Program has been working with the firefighting community since 1997, educating Nevadans on how to live more safely with the threat of wildfire.
Recently, the multiagency effort led by University of Nevada, Reno Extension launched a new podcast funded by the Bureau of Land Management's Nevada State Office.
Since its inception, the program has provided educational, research-based information and opportunities to help residents reduce the threat of wildfire in their communities. In that spirit, Extension’s Living With Fire team has now created the podcast to add to their library of resources.
The podcast seeks to:
- dig deeper into the issues surrounding our wildfire challenges,
- share personal accounts from those have battled the fires and those who have been impacted by them,
- and provide insight from those who research the topic and try to manage our lands and wildfires to prevent catastrophic loss of lives and property.
The Living With Fire Podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher and other platforms. For details on available and upcoming podcasts, click here.