UW Offers Website to Reduce Wildfire Risks

June 11, 2012

The University of Wyoming has established a website that provides ways for landowners to reduce wildfire risks to houses, cabins and outbuildings.

The website address is BarnYardsAndBackyards.com.

The website is part of Barnyards & Backyards, Rural Living in Wyoming by the Small Acreage Issue Team. It is a collaborative effort of the University of Wyoming Extension, Wyoming State Forestry Division and other land resource organizations in Wyoming.

Subjects in how-to articles and videos include creating defensible space around a house, cabin or outbuilding, firewise plants that can be used in landscapes and other steps to prepare for wildfire. There is also information about what to do after a wildfire, such as rehabilitating the fire line, burned and stressed tree danger, whether to salvage fire-damaged trees and water quality and erosion following fires.

Topics Catastrophe Natural Disasters Wildfire

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