Fire! It is a reality for those living in Idaho’s wildland urban interface landscape. A natural part of the forest and rangeland ecosystems of Idaho, fire is an important element of healthy ecosystems. Idaho’s many environments offer beauty and recreation to those fortunate to live or vacation here. But along with the many benefits we reap from living and playing in the wildland urban interface, we also have increased risks and responsibilities.
When wildlife destroys homes and threatens lives, this natural agent of renewal becomes an agent of disaster. As a homeowner, the following pages include things you should know and can do to ensure that living and playing in the WUI continues to reaps benefits and not disasters.