Learn to Prepare for Wildfires With Firescape

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Every year, hundreds to thousands of wildfires occur in each southern state. Conditions that increase wildfire risk, like drought, are expected to become more common in years to come. Homeowners and communities most at risk of wildfire live in the boundary between natural areas, or wildlands, and human development. These areas are known as the Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI). Fortunately, there are actions homeowners and communities can make to protect their homes from wildfire, such as firescaping.

Fire-resistant landscaping, or firescaping, is a landscape design that reduces the vulnerability of a home and property to wildfire. The Preparing for Wildfires with Firescaping advanced training teaches why and how to create a firescape. With this training, participants will gain knowledge to aid in reducing their own home’s risk, as well as to educate their communities about the importance of firescaping.

In this training, you will learn about:

  • Wildland fire history and behavior
  • Home wildfire risk factors
  • Plant flammability
  • Firescape design and maintenance
  • Firescaping combined with other landscape goals

This training will be offered virtually on October 6 and 17, 2020. The training is free. Visit go.ncsu.edu/cherokeecounty and signup.