2024 Tahoe Defensible Space Training for Landscape Professionals

March 14th, 2024

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About the Training:

Date & Time: Wednesday, April 24 · 8am - 4:30pm PDT

Registration Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2024-tahoe-defensible-space-training-for-landscape-professionals-registration-858998737347?aff=erelpanelorg

Hosted at UNR at Lake Tahoe, this course will include sessions from UNR Extension staff and other experts, covering a wide range of topics related to wildfire risk reduction, better plant choices, fire behavior, horticulture, and more.

Whether you are a City, County, HOA leader, landscape architect, arborist or defensible space professional, this one-day program will give participants a robust understanding of the role that defensible space plays in mitigating the wildfire risk to communities. It will also equip them with the knowledge of how to create and maintain effective defensible space in Tahoe communities. Participants will have the opportunity to learn from experts in a classroom setting. They will then be able to apply the concepts and knowledge gained during a field site visit, putting theory into practice. Participants who complete this training will be listed on the Living With Fire website.

Cost: $50. Fees include food, course materials, certificates of attendance and Continuing Education Units.


  • Background Information on Wildfire and Defensible Space
  • Perspectives from Local Firefighters
  • TRPA Regulations Related to Defensible Space
  • -Lunch provided-
  • Best Practices for Tree Management
  • Firescaping Workshop
  • Field Assessment

Continuing Education Units Offered

More details on the CEUs offered will be shared closer to the event date. We aim to provide 1 International Society of Arboriculture CEU and 7 CEUs for Landscape Architects in Nevada.

If you have any questions about this event, please email Spencer Eusden at seusden@unr.edu.

An EEO/AA Institution. If you require a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this event, please contact Paul Lessick, civil rights & compliance coordinator, at least 14 days prior to the scheduled event at 702-257-5577 or PLessick@unr.edu.

Funding for this event was made possible from the Nevada Division of Forestry and U.S. Forest Service in cooperation with the University of Nevada, Reno Extension along with fees from the training.