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Learn about the many reasons the University of Idaho could be a perfect fit for you. Schedule Your Visit

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Alternative Service Break

Travel to Ecuador, Nicaragua or the Philippines during winter break Dec. 27, 2016 to Jan. 9, 2017. Application deadline Sunday, Sept. 18. Apply for ASB

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Parent Orientation

Students and parents can learn their way around campus and discover the many opportunities at UI. Orientation events are Aug. 18-21. Register

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UI Retirees Association

UIRA has a membership of nearly 500 from every part of the University. Learn More

Contact

UI Extension Forestry

Mailing Address:

875 Perimeter Drive MS 1140
Moscow, ID 83844-1140

Phone: 208-885-7718

Email: extfor@uidaho.edu

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University of Idaho Extension, Kootenai County

Mailing Address:
1808 N 3rd St
Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814-3407

Phone: (208) 446-1680

Fax: (208) 446-1690

Email: kootenai@uidaho.edu

Web: UI Extension, Kootenai County

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UI Extension, Clearwater County

Mailing Address:

2200 Michigan Avenue
Orofino, ID 83544

Phone: (208) 476-4434

Email: williamw@uidaho.edu

Wildland Fire

Though a natural part of the many and varied ecosystems of Idaho, wildfire is one of the most feared, fought and controversial components of our physical environment. Wildfires are unplanned wildland fires that spread quickly through forests and rangelands.

Gain an understanding of fire ecology and obtain important information about living and playing in the wildland/urban interface.

Fire and the Wildland/Urban Interface

The wildland/urban interface (WUI) refers to areas where people have built homes in or near adjacent wildland areas.

WUI areas often abut against state or federal forest and rangelands. Learn how to increase the fire “resistiveness" of both your home and surrounding landscape, and what to do in the event of a wildfire emergency.

Wildfire Evacuation

Homeowners living in the wildland/urban interface need to be prepared to evacuate themselves, their pets and their livestock in the event of a wildfire disaster. Once evacuation orders have been given, it is vitally important that WUI residents leave early — 60 percent of lives lost to wildland fire are of those that chose to stay and wait and see, and then evacuated too late.

How to Report a Wildfire

  • Call 911 if you have 911 services.
  • Call your county sheriff or local emergency dispatch center.

Fire Ecology

The landscapes of Idaho are ones dependent on periodic wildfires. Learn more about the ecology of fire and how it is essential for the maintenance of healthy forests.

Post-fire Management

Your forest and/or rangelands burned — now what do you do? Learn how to return home safely, assess the post-fire condition of your forestland, and plan and conduct post-fire rehabilitation efforts.

Contact

UI Extension Forestry

Mailing Address:

875 Perimeter Drive MS 1140
Moscow, ID 83844-1140

Phone: 208-885-7718

Email: extfor@uidaho.edu

Our People Google Maps

University of Idaho Extension, Kootenai County

Mailing Address:
1808 N 3rd St
Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814-3407

Phone: (208) 446-1680

Fax: (208) 446-1690

Email: kootenai@uidaho.edu

Web: UI Extension, Kootenai County

Chris Schnepf Google Maps

UI Extension, Clearwater County

Mailing Address:

2200 Michigan Avenue
Orofino, ID 83544

Phone: (208) 476-4434

Email: williamw@uidaho.edu