The Network Logo.smallThe Nevada Network of Fire Adapted Communities (The Network) brings communities together with the resources they need to work toward becoming fire adapted to reduce their wildfire threat. The Network will provide member communities with education, communication and advice; facilitate collaboration between communities and stakeholders; promote CWPPs and assist in their development; help communities locate grants and complete applications and track community accomplishments.

Follow our progress as we develop The Network. You can also sign up for our online newsletter, The Network Pulse, to receive updates on the program, news about grant opportunities and other helpful tips to reduce the wildfire threat to your home and community. View past newsletters by clicking on the tab below. Click the “Join Our Email List” button, or contact Jamie Roice-Gomes at [email protected] to receive The Network Pulse.

View the “About the Network” tab for additional information and to access Network Community and Network Partner membership applications.

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The Network

About The Network

The Network is an organization of University of Nevada Cooperative Extension that seeks to put Nevadans living in high fire-hazard communities in touch with the resources they need to work toward becoming fire adapted. In response to the growing wildfire threat, with over 8 million acres burned in a single year in the last decade, The Network seeks to unite like-minded individuals who want to prepare their homes and communities before a wildfire occurs.

Residents of member communities can join with neighbors through collaborative efforts, learn of funding possibilities and of fuels management opportunities through local, state and federal agencies, offer fire services a safer and better chance of defending their homes and take comfort in work done to give their communities a greater chance of surviving a wildfire.

The Network operates with support from the Bureau of Land Management, Nevada Division of Forestry, U.S. Forest Service, and University of Nevada Cooperative Extension.

Annual Conference

The Nevada Network of Fire Adapted Communities

3rd Annual Conference

This year’s conference was held on Monday, March 27 at the Atlantis Resort Spa Casino. There were 105 people in attendance, and they heard from a variety of presenters about wildfire evacuation and preparation.

View of download a summary report, which includes results from the post-conference evaluations and answers to the many questions that arose during the small group exercise.  See the report here.

You can view or download each of the presentations, or contact the presenters directly for additional information.

If you have any questions about this year’s conference, please contact  Sonya Sistare at 775-887-2252 or [email protected].

Fire Adapted Communities – Know Your Role!

Many people have a role in working toward becoming a Fire Adapted Community. Do you know yours? Click here to see the community that works together to create a Fire Adapted Community.

How To Join The Network

If you would like to become a member of the Network, please fill out the Network Membership Application by clicking either the hardcopy or online application link below. Depending on your current circumstances, you may choose one of the following three membership options. You may join as an Individual if you are concerned about the threat of wildfire to your home and family; if you are working with others, you may join as a Group working together to reduce the wildfire threat; or you may join as a Community if you have an approved CWPP and are actively engaged in completing threat mitigation projects. Please review the application for a more detailed description of each option.

If you would like to join as a Partner Member, please fill out the Network Partner Membership Application by clicking either the hardcopy or online application link below. Within Partner Membership, there are several options to choose from: as a Local Fire Service Representative; as a Local, State or Federal Agency/Organization Representative; as a Professional Organization; or as a Supporting Member. Please review the application for a more detailed description of each option.

Network Communities

Communities that have joined The Network, have access to materials to build the capacity for residents to work alongside friends and neighbors to make changes to their homes and landscapes to have a better chance of withstanding a wildfire, even without firefighter assistance. Materials include neighbor invitation letters, press release templates, agendas for community meetings and more. The Network also helps member communities collaborate with local fire services, state and federal agencies and professional services, such as landscapers, contractors and consultants to perform critical fuels reduction work and to alter the built environment of the home to better withstand a wildfire. Member Communities have an updated Community Wildfire Protection Plan and are using it as a guide in their efforts to reduce the wildfire threat to their homes and community.

Network Member Communities

  1. Virginia City Highlands, Storey County (2014)
  2. West Washoe Valley, Washoe County (2015)
  3. Glenbrook, Douglas County (2015)
  4. Skyland, Douglas County (2015)
  5. The Estates at Mt. Rose, Washoe County (2015)
  6. Lakeview, Carson City (2016)
  7. ArrowCreek, Washoe County (2017)

Network Community Group

  1. Mound House, Lyon County
  2. River Mount Park, Washoe County

Network Partners

Network Partners include representatives from local fire services; local, state and federal agencies; professional organizations; and other supporting members.  All are committed to providing information, support and often resources to assist members in their fire adapted community efforts. To find out about the Network Partners in your area, please contact Sonya Sistare at 775-336-0271 or [email protected].

Network Partners include representatives from the following:

  • Local Fire Services
  • Local, State or Federal Agencies
  • Professional Organizations
  • Other Supporting Individual and Organizations 

Newsletter – The Network Pulse

To receive The Network Pulse newsletter, click here: Join our Email List

May 2017 Issue:

  • Nevada Wildfire Awareness Month Events
  • Choosing the Right Landscaper
  • Bring $25,000 to your community

April 2017 Issue:

  • May is Nevada Wildfire Awareness Month
  • Wildfire! Prepare. Anticipate. Evacuate.
  • Homes can be Rebuilt – Firefighters can’t

March 2017 Issue:

  • Evacuation was the Theme…
  • Replacing Mulch with Mulch
  • Coming Soon: Nevada Wildfire Awareness Month