Fresh from NFPA’s recent Backyards & Beyond Wildland Fire Education Conference in Denver, Michele Steinberg, Firewise program manager, and Faith Berry, Southwest 1 Regional Firewise Advisor, headed to San Diego to man the Firewise booth at the 2011 American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) Conference in San Diego. Participants including landscape architects and students, product manufacturers and many others took turns visiting the Firewise booth to inquire about the kinds of materials, plants and foliage that can be applied to Firewise construction, safety signage and property design.
Landscape architects, designers and planners have long played an important role in helping protect homes against a wildfire threat. Important research continues to inform landscaping decisions so that designers and homeowners can feel confident about creating Firewise gardens and yards.
Located at booth #2840, Michele and Faith are giving away great Firewise gifts including luggage grabbers, pens, post-it notes and heavy-duty garden gloves. Stop by the booth today from 9 a.m. -5 p.m. Pacific time. And check out the Firewise website to learn about additional Firewise resources for landscapers, developers and designers, including local plant lists and a Safer From the Start DVD, that influence the way landscapers design properties to improve a home’s ability to withstand wildfire.