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.

Registration is now open for the annual conference, scheduled for Monday, March 27, 2017.  Go to the “Annual Conference” tab below to learn more about this free event, including details on the room block at the Atlantis.  Or register here right now.

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

REGISTRATION IS OPEN- Click HERE to register!

Community Success Stories

We will feature stories here about actions that community groups have taken to reduce their wildfire threat and work toward becoming a Fire Adapted Community. These are often collaborative efforts between the community and their local partners, including representatives from federal, state and local fire departments and agencies. Do you have a story you would like to share? Let us know by contacting Sonya Sistare at [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 (Member since 2014)
  2. West Washoe Valley, Washoe County (Member since 2015)
  3. Glenbrook, Douglas County (Member since 2015)
  4. Skyland, Douglas County (Member since 2015)
  5. The Estates at Mt. Rose (Member since 2015)
  6. Lakeview (Member since 2016)

Network Community Group

  1. Mound House, Lyon County
  2. Arrowcreek, Washoe County
  3. 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

January 2017 Issue:

  • Three Ways to Prepare for Wildfire
  • Congratulations to Lakeview

December 2016 Issue:

  • Winter Holiday Safety
  • Blog: Defensible Space Inspections
  • Save the Date: Third Annual Wildfire Awareness Multi-Hour Trail Run Event

November 2016 Issue:

  • The Nevada Network Transitions to a New Organization
  • Partner Spotlight: The Nevada Fire Board
  • In the News: Small Beetles are Killing Our Forests