16 episodes

Wildfire is a major ecological issue, especially in the Western United States. On the Living With Fire podcast, you'll hear perspectives and stories from land managers, scientists, fire professionals and community members about the history of fire, how fire is currently managed in the landscape and the role that humans play in living more safely with wildfire. This podcast was funded by the Bureau of Land Management - Nevada State Office. The Living With Fire Program is a multiagency effort and is managed by the University of Nevada, Reno Extension. An EEO/AA institution.

Living With Fire Podcast Living With Fire

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Wildfire is a major ecological issue, especially in the Western United States. On the Living With Fire podcast, you'll hear perspectives and stories from land managers, scientists, fire professionals and community members about the history of fire, how fire is currently managed in the landscape and the role that humans play in living more safely with wildfire. This podcast was funded by the Bureau of Land Management - Nevada State Office. The Living With Fire Program is a multiagency effort and is managed by the University of Nevada, Reno Extension. An EEO/AA institution.

    Wildfire & the Whole Community

    Wildfire & the Whole Community

    Key topics: The danger faced by a significant portion of Nevada's population during disasters due to challenges and limitationsDisparities in outcomes between individuals with disabilities and those without during disastersNecessity to incorporate accessibility from the outset in designing emergency programs and systemsCollaborative efforts in Nevada to address disparities for individuals with disabilities and access needs post-disastersIn the Episode:In the latest episode of the Living ...

    • 42 min
    Predicting Fire in the Great Basin

    Predicting Fire in the Great Basin

    With a winter characterized by substantial precipitation and robust vegetation growth in the Great Basin, many are curious about the implications for the upcoming fire year.On Episode 13 of the Living With Fire Podcast, Christina Restaino, Assistant Professor at the University of Nevada, Reno, engaged in a discussion with Joe Smith, a research scientist at the University of Montana, and Jeremy Maestas from the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, about the connection between rain, sno...

    • 38 min
    Eco-Anxiety & Wildfire

    Eco-Anxiety & Wildfire

    Wildfire is a vital ecological process, but it can be dangerous. It’s also a tangible reminder of how our climate is changing around us. Therefore, living in areas impacted by wildfire can be stressful on many levels, and individuals may experience eco-anxiety – or even eco-grief – in response. On the latest episode of the Living With Fire Podcast, guest Caitlyn Wallace, LCSW, unpacks these terms and talks about ways to address feelings about wildfire and climate change. Acc...

    • 21 min
    Trauma-Informed Communication About Wildfire

    Trauma-Informed Communication About Wildfire

    As a program coordinator for Oregon State University Extension's Natural Resources Education Program, Yasmeen Hossain, Ph.D. supports educators by providing educational resources in environmental education. Recently, the COVID-19 pandemic and destructive wildfires have been impacting the lives of many in the west, including students. Consequently, Hossain noticed that the educators she worked with were asking for tools and resources to help support students who may have personal experiences w...

    • 51 min
    Smoke & Water

    Smoke & Water

    Wildfire smoke can seriously impact humans' health, but scientists have discovered that it can also affect the health of ecosystems. On the Living With Fire Podcast, Professor Sudeep Chandra, director of the Global Water Center at the University of Nevada, Reno, talks about how scientists have been working to understand these impacts on Lake Tahoe's aquatic ecosystem. Stakeholders in the Tahoe Basin have been working for decades to “Keep Tahoe Blue,” and have been trying to control algae...

    • 21 min
    Season 2 Preview

    Season 2 Preview

    We're excited to bring you Season 2 of the Living With Fire Podcast. Here's a little preview of what to expect.

    • 2 min

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