Protecting and landscaping homes in the wildland/urban interface
Document Type: Report
Author(s): Yvonne C. Barkley; Chris C. Schnepf; Jack D. Cohen
Publication Year: 2005

Cataloging Information

  • home ignition potential
  • landscape
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Record Last Modified: December 13, 2016
FRAMES Record Number: 5593


This publication is designed to help you minimize the risks of losing your home from wildfire. The first step is to understand wildife and how homes are destroyed. Next, consider the fire resistiveness of your house and the surrounding landscape, and take the necessary steps to minimize your home ignition potential. After taking care of your home and immediate surroundings, you can move out into your surrounding forest or rangeland and take additional steps to minimize your risk.

Online Link(s):
Barkley, Yvonne C.; Schnepf, Chris C.; Cohen, Jack D. 2005. Protecting and landscaping homes in the wildland/urban interface. Station Bulletin 67. Moscow, Idaho: University of Idaho, Idaho Forest, Wildlife and Range Experiment Station. 20 p.