10 Practical Tips To Prevent Wildfires This Summer
From a young age, we were taught by the rugged, yet friendly, Smokey The Bear about the dangers of wildfires. "Only you can prevent forest fires," he'd tell us. However, how can we prevent wildfires when we...don't know how to prevent wildfires?
Did you know 9 out of 10 wildfires are reportedly caused by humans? That's both a huge statistic and hugely disappointing. Were we not listening to Smokey? When 90% of wildfires are caused by us, it really is on you to learn to prevent them because now we're seeing that many of them are, in fact, preventable. Whether you're just a happy camper, a trail enthusiast, or a public land professional you play a vital role in preventing these preventable wildfires and protecting our beloved natural resources.
Please share these tips to help prevent wildfires. In states like Idaho, California, Utah, Washington, and Oregon this information is incredibly important. We have the type of terrain that is very susceptible to wildfires. In these areas, you'll find lots of dry or dead grass, and that allows for sparks to turn to fires, and those fires easily spread in the dry hot conditions.
Here are 10 practical tips to prevent wildfires as recommended by the Department Of Interior.
10 Tips To Prevent Wildfires
Put those practical pointers to use and prevent wildfires this summer. They've been a bigger problem than ever lately, especially in states like California. Hearing that 90% of these are caused by humans is concerning, but goes to show that with proper educating and training we can get the message out and you can prevent wildfires. Make Smokey proud.
Share this with your friends and family to help spread the word so the next time this report is done, we can lower the number of wildfires caused by humans. We have a long way to go, but it starts with progress. If we can see a 10% decrease in the next three years, I think that is a step in the right direction.
Wildfires aren't the only thing to be concerned about this summer, however. Ticks are on the rise across the country. Here are tips on how you can save yourself (and your pets) from getting by a tick.
Tips To Prevent Ticks
Personally, there's nothing I'm more scared of than bees. Don't let bees and wasps ruin your summer. Here are helpful tips to avoid attracting bees and getting stung!
5 Tips To Avoid Wasps In Idaho This Summer
For more on gross bugs you'll find around here, keep scrolling.
Some Native Idaho Bugs are Terrifying
If you're interested in reading more about how you can prevent wildfires, check out this article by the Department of Interior.