Today’s Forest: Firewise Back »

The following videos are part of a workshop through the Today's Forest educational program series offered through a partnership of the South Dakota Division of Resource Conservation & Forestry, Nebraska Forest Service, Wyoming State Forestry and South Dakota State University.

Click play to view the videos, or access the iGrow Trees & Forests Playlist on YouTube for a complete collection of Today's Forest videos.


Protecting Homes from Wildfires

Featuring Gary Marshall, National Fire Protection Association FireWise Program Regional Advisor, and Tim Weaver, Rapid City Fire Department

Homeowners can help increase the chances of their home surviving a wildfire by as much as 80% by doing a “roof-down” evaluation of their property. Learn more about reducing the risk of wildfires around your home in this video.
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Fire-Resistant Housing Materials & Landscaping

Featuring Gary Marshall, National Fire Protection Association Firewise Program Regional Advisor

When the worst happens and a wildfire sweeps through your neighborhood, advance planning and a few preventative steps can make all the difference. Learn more about protecting your home in this video workshop.
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Thinning Trees to Prevent Fires

Featuring John Ball, SDSU Extension Forestry Specialist, and Andrew Tate, South Dakota Division of Wildland Fire Suppression

Thinning is an important aspect of forest management that increases the vigor of trees, reduces Mountain Pine Beetle infestations, and helps reduce fire risk. Learn more about slash management in this video workshop.
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Managing Survivable Space

Featuring Andrew Tate, South Dakota Division of Wildland Fire Suppression

Andrew Tate, SD Division of Wildland Fire Supression, takes viewers on a tour of a homeowner’s property that is maintained to reduce wildfire risk. See Tate’s specific recommendations in this video workshop.
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Wildfire Ecology & Behavior

Featuring Brandy Peterson and Andrew Tate, South Dakota Division of Wildland Fire Suppression

Wildfire ecology and behavior depends upon the “fire triangle” of topography, weather and fuels. Learn more about the fire triangle in this video workshop.
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Non-Combustible Building Materials

Featuring Gary Marshall, National Fire Protection Association FireWise Program Regional Advisor, and Tim Weaver, Rapid City, SD, Fire Department

Using non-combustible bulding materials can make all the difference when protecting your house from wildfires. Learn more about reducing the risk of wildfires around your home in this video.
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Access Roads

Featuring Tim Weaver, Rapid City, SD, Fire Department

Access roads are crucial links between emergency personnel and a homeowner during a dire situation. Learn more about reducing the risk of wildfires around your home in this Firewise video workshop.
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