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Stewardship At The Wildland-Urban Interface Unit 5

This unit introduces the subject of land care stewardship for those living at the Wildland-Urban Interface. Landscape management and design will be presented from the perspective of problems including wildfire and opportunities presented when landowners exist at the wildlands/urban interface (WUI).

 

Objectives:

  • Understand the concept of the wildland-urban interface

  • Learn about fire behavior

  • Understand and plan for survival in wildfire.

  • Learn how to plan for Wildlife Habitat

  • Understand Wildlife Damage issues

  • Understand Invasive Species issues and practices

Understanding Land Care Management

  • Wildfire issues

  • Wildlife Issues

  • Wildlife Damage Management

  • Wildlife Enhancement

  • Invasive Species

Reading Materials

Note that articles cited as:

"Staff. 2004. (Title of article). Master GardeneróLand Care Steward. Virginia Cooperative Extension. "

Are available in the Handbook. To obtain the Handbook please contact the State Master Gardener Coordinator

Wildfire Issues

The newest material for Fire-Wise Landscaping can be found at: www.firewisevirginia.org

Virginia DOF. 2005 Living at the Wildlands Urban Interface. Virginia Department of Forestry. http://www.dof.virginia.gov/fire/wui-property-owners.shtml

IBHS. 2001. National Wildland/Urban Interface Fire Protection Program. A Homeowners Guide to Wildfire Retrofit. FWC-004-01-BK. 2001.http://www.ibhs.org/natural_disasters/downloads/WildfireFinal.pdf

Randall, Cotton K, 2003. Understanding fire Behavior. Gainesville , FL : Florida Cooperative Extension Service; Fire in the Wildland-Urban Interface. Circular 1432: 6 p.. http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/FR138

Doran, J. Douglas, Randall, Cotton K., and Long, Alan J. 2004. Fire in the Wildland-Urban Interface: Selecting and Maintaining Firewise Plants for Landscaping. Gainesville , FL : Florida Cooperative Extension Service; Fire in the Wildland-Urban Interface. Circular 1445. 9 p., http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/FR138

Behm, A.L.; Long, A.J.; Monroe, M.C. [and others]. 2004. Fire in the wildland-urban interface: preparing a firewise plant list for WUI residents. Gainesville , FL : University of Florida , IFAS, Florida Cooperative Extension Service, School of Forest Resources and Conservation. 9 p: Circular 1453. http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/pdffiles/FR/FR15100.pdf

National Wildland/Urban Interface Fire Protection Program. Firewise Construction/Landscape Checklist. FWC-200-03-PH. 2003. http://www.firewise.org/pubs/landscaping/

Virginia Firewise Landscaping Task Force. Virginia Firescapes: Firewise Landscaping for Woodland Homes. Virginia Cooperative Extension Publication Number 430-300, 1998. http://www.ext.vt.edu/pubs/turf/430-300/430-300.pdf

Barkley, Yvonne Carree. 2001. Landscaping for Fire Prevention University of Idaho Cooperative Extension. http://www.cnr.uidaho.edu/extforest/F3.pdf

Barkley, Yvonne Carree. 2001. Is Your Property Safe From Wildfire? University of Idaho Cooperative Extension. http://www.cnr.uidaho.edu/extforest/F1.pdf

Wildlife Issues

Wildlife Damage Management

Schmidt, Robert. 1997. What is Wildlife Damage Management. Utah State University . http://cc.usu.edu/~rschmidt/wdamage.htm

APHIS 2002. Landscaping To Avoid Wildlife Conflicts. APHIS Wildlife Services Factsheet. http://www.aphis.usda.gov/lpa/pubs/fsheet_faq_notice/fs_wsland.pdf

APHIS 2002. Living With Wildlife. APHIS Wildlife Services Factsheet. http://www.aphis.usda.gov/lpa/pubs/fsheet_faq_notice/fs_wslww.pdf

Resources: Berryman Institute. http://www.berrymaninstitute.org/

The Internet Center for Wildlife Damage Management. http://wildlifedamage.unl.edu/

Rodewald, Amanda D. 2001. Preventing and Controlling Deer Damage. Ohio State University Extension Fact Sheet. W-5-2001. http://ohioline.osu.edu/w-fact/0005.html

Wildlife Enhancement

Bromley, T. James Starr, and Jared Sims 2001. A Landowner's Guide to Wildlife Abundance through Forestry http://www.ext.vt.edu/pubs/forestry/420-138/420-138.html

Rodewald, Amanda D. 2001. Backyard Enhancement for Wildlife. Extension Fact Sheet. The Ohio State University . W-10-2001. http://ohioline.osu.edu/w-fact/pdf/0010.pdf

Invasive Species

Virginia Natural Heritage Program. 2003. Invasive Alien Plant Species of Virginia . http://www.dcr.state.va.us/dnh/invinfo.htm

Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation. 2003. Invasive Alien Plant Species of Virginia . http://www.dcr.state.va.us/dnh/invlist.pdf

Heffernan, Kevin E. . 1998. Managing Invasive Alien Plant In Natural Areas, Parks and Small Woodlands. Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation. Natural Heritage Technical Report # 98-25. http://www.dcr.state.va.us/dnh/mnginv.pdf

Additional Resources

PowerPoint Presentations

Unit 5 Living at the Wildland/Urban Interface Carol Heiser, Habitat Education Coordinator, Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, Fred Turk, Virginia. Department of Forestry, Frank Reilly, Master Gardener, Prince William County

Wildlife Habitat Enhancement & Wildlife Damage, Carol Heiser, Habitat Education Coordinator, Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries

Wildlife in the Home Landscape, Prince William Advanced Master Gardener: Land Care Team. This presentation is suitable for educating the public or Master Gardeners as part of their basic training.

Fire Wise Virginia. Fred Turk, Virginia. Department of Forestry

Fire Wisdom and Planet Kindness. Barb Stewart, Frank Reilly, and Dave Close - The Land Care Steward Team as presented at Backyards and Beyond Novermber 2008, Tampa FL.

 

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