FIRE AWAY

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Fire Away is our fire resiliency program name, and it is everyone's goal: keep fire away from homes and infrastructure!

Our Fire Away program involves community outreach on resiliency actions, including:

  • Creating vegetation removal buffers and strategic fuel breaks along the wildland urban interface
  • Restoration and use of carbon sequestering native grasses to keep fuel loads down in recently burned areas
  • Education on prescribed burns 
  • Understanding fire-safe ecosystems and the role of thinning of woodlands and forests
  • Use of brush removal using emerging technologies and alternative approaches (goats and sheep)
  • Creation/maintenance of defensible space within 100 feet of homes
  • Home hardening actions
  • Planning escape routes for home and community

Email us at admin [at] conservationworksnc.org to learn more.