your home in jeopardy?
42 million homes are located
in the wildland-urban
interface. Is yours one of
- Landscaping directly
influences the threat of
loss in fires.
- Pre-fire actions can
- Local regulations
may conflict with your
desires for the
appearance of your home
exterior, use of the
land, views, privacy,
and wildlife habitat.
Use ecoSmart-Fire to see
what potential threats you
What is ecoSmart-Fire?
ecoSmart-Fire is an interactive,
flexible, graphical tool designed to
help residents make fire safety
choices while considering ways to
enhance beauty, retain native
vegetation, ensure privacy, conserve
water, and save energy.
ecoSmart-Fire is an interactive and
flexible graphical-tool designed to
assist you identify ecoSmart-Fire choices
while considering the ways to retain
native fuels, irrigate the
landscape, and insure privacy.
Step 1: Build lot and landscape
to determine current fire hazard.
Step 2: Watch the effect of tree
removal (at arrows) on fire hazards.
Step 3: Identify trade-offs and options for future ecoSmart-Fire landscaping.