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Guide can help landowners prepare for wildfire season

May 5, 2013 - From staff reports

Wyoming resource experts have written a 48-page guide to help landowners prepare for and cope with wildfires.

The "Living with Wildfire in Wyoming" guide includes recommendations for landowners, such as using defensible space practices to reduce the fire risk to structures, being prepared if evacuations should occur and addressing the effects of fire on a property.

"As we get ready for what could be another challenging fire season, I hope that folks who live in rural areas will find this publication useful in planning for the upcoming year and in recovering from last year's fires," said Bill Crapser, state forester, Wyoming State Forestry Division.

The guide is available at extension, Wyoming State Forestry Division and some conservation district offices throughout Wyoming. The guide is also available online at www.uwyo.edu/barn

backyard and clicking on the link under News for the Season.

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