Wildland Fire Management

Hazardous Fuel Reduction

There are many things homeowners can and should do to prepare and protect their homes to survive a wildfire. Creating defensible space, managing vegetation and landscaping, using fire resistant construction materials, and properly storing firewood and other combustible materials are all important things homeowners can do to reduce the risk from wildfire. Contact your local fire protection district or department to schedule a defensible space inspection.


Fuel Reduction Resources

Hazardous Fuel Reduction
Carpenter One Fire Hazardous Fuel Reduction Projects Video
Carpenter One Fire Defensible Space Video
U.S. Forest Service - Defensible Space Video
NFPA - Your Home can Survive a Wildfire Video
BLM - Lines of Defense Video

Highlighted Projects

Western Region
Lot X Fuels Reduction and Forest Restoration Project
The Lot X Fuels Reduction and Forest Reforestation Project was funded through a US Forest Service Hazardous Fuels Grant, to improve forest and riparian health in Lot X...
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Northern Region
Ruby Lake Estates Project
In partnership with the United States Forest Service, Conservation Crews from Wells and Carlin began work on the Ruby Lake Estates project in October of 2020. Located on the Southeast side of the Ruby Mountains...
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Southern Region
Pinyon-Juniper Encroachment Project
This project improved sagebrush habitat and riparian health on approximately 300 acres by reducing the impact of encroaching conifers on sagebrush ecosystems...
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